IMDb > Dr. No (1962)
Dr. No
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Dr. No (1962) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 59 | slideshow) Videos (see all 4)
Dr. No -- Trailer for these two James Bond films
Dr. No -- Clip: Underneath The Mango Tree

Overview

User Rating:
7.3/10   94,499 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 80% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) &
Johanna Harwood (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Dr. No on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
8 May 1963 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
NOW meet the most extraordinary gentleman spy in all fiction!...JAMES BOND, Agent 007! See more »
Plot:
A resourceful government agent seeks answers in a case involving a missing colleague and the disruption of the American space program. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Smashing Debut of 007 in Innovative Adventure... See more (350 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... James Bond

Ursula Andress ... Honey Ryder

Joseph Wiseman ... Dr. No

Jack Lord ... Felix Leiter

Bernard Lee ... M.

Anthony Dawson ... Professor Dent

Zena Marshall ... Miss Taro
John Kitzmiller ... Quarrel (end credits) (as John Kitzmuller)

Eunice Gayson ... Sylvia

Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny

Peter Burton ... Major Boothroyd
Yvonne Shima ... Sister Lily
Michel Mok ... Sister Rose
Marguerite LeWars ... Photographer (opening credits) (also as Marguerite Lewars: end credits) (as Margaret Le Wars)
William Foster-Davis ... Superintendent (opening credits) (as Wm. Foster-Davis)
Dolores Keator ... Mary
Reggie Carter ... Jones (as Reginald Carter)
Louis Blaazer ... Pleydell-Smith
Colonel Burton ... General Potter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Martine Beswick ... Dancing Silhouette During Opening Credits (uncredited)
Chris Blackwell ... Henchman jumping off dock into water (uncredited)
Anthony Chinn ... Decontamination Technician (uncredited)
Eric Coverley ... Three Blind Mice Assassin (uncredited)
Margaret Ellery ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Card Player (uncredited)
John Hatton ... Radio Operator (uncredited)
Bettine Le Beau ... Prof. Dent's Secretary (uncredited)
Byron Lee ... Singer at Puss Feller's (uncredited)
Henry Lopez ... Three Blind Mice Assassin (uncredited)
Stanley Morgan ... Concierge in Casino (uncredited)
Tim Moxon ... Prof. John Strangways (uncredited)
Malou Pantera ... Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
Lester Prendergast ... Puss Feller (uncredited)

Milton Reid ... Dr. No's Guard (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... John Strangways (voice) (uncredited)
Adrian Robinson ... Hearse Driver (uncredited)
Maxwell Shaw ... Communications Foreman (uncredited)
Bob Simmons ... James Bond in Gunbarrel Sequence (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Honey Ryder / Sylvia Trench / various (voice) (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Terence Young 
 
Writing credits
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) &
Johanna Harwood (screenplay) &
Berkely Mather (screenplay)

Ian Fleming (novel)

Wolf Mankowitz  treatment (uncredited)
Terence Young  uncredited

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer (as Albert R .Broccoli)
Harry Saltzman .... producer
Stanley Sopel .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Monty Norman 
John Barry (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter R. Hunt  (as Peter Hunt)
 
Casting by
James Liggat (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
 
Art Direction by
Syd Cain (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist
Eileen Warwick .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
L.C. Rudkin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clive Reed .... assistant director
David C. Anderson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
John Meadows .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Freda Pearson .... set dressing
John Chisholm .... prop man (uncredited)
Ron Quelch .... production buyer (uncredited)
Alan Tomkins .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Dennis .... sound recordist
Archie Ludski .... dubbing editor
Wally Milner .... sound recordist
Norman Wanstall .... dubbing editor
Don Wortham .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Frank George .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Cliff Culley .... matte artist (uncredited)
Roy Field .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Brace .... stunts (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Emerson .... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Gold .... stunts (uncredited)
Arthur Howell .... stunts (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunt double: Joseph Wiseman (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
Dinny Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunt arranger (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunt double: Sean Connery (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunts (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Winbolt .... camera operator
Bert Cann .... still photographer (uncredited)
Allan Jones .... clapper loader (uncredited)
George Pink .... camera operator (uncredited)
John Shinerock .... focus puller (uncredited)
Bunny Yeager .... still photographer: Jamaica (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Trevor Bond .... animation
Robert Ellis .... title animator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tessa Prendergast .... costumes (as Tessa Welborn)
John Brady .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
Eileen Sullivan .... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ben Rayner .... assistant editor (as Ben Reyner)
Brent Eldridge .... digital color correction (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Burt Rhodes .... orchestrator
Eric Rogers .... conductor (as Eric Rodgers)
Diana Coupland .... singing voice: Ursula Andress (uncredited)
Vic Flick .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
John Scott .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... main title designed by
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter (as Albert R.Broccoli)
Harry Saltzman .... presenter
Helen Whitson .... continuity
Chris Blackwell .... location manager (uncredited)
Len Chance .... accountant (uncredited)
Jean Garioch .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Roy McGregor .... director of publicity (uncredited)
George 'Bud' Ornstein .... production executive: United Artists (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... body double: James Bond, in opening sequence (uncredited)
Maureen Whitty .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
110 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ©)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) (2004) | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:15 (re-rating) | Norway:12 (re-rating) (1979) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: additional material) (2008) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1994) (2000) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #20322) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1994) | USA:GP (re-rating) (1971) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
United Artists executives were first screened a print of the film at 10:00 am one morning with Arthur Krim in attendance. When the movie finished around midday, there was a silence at the end of the screening. The European head exec stated that the only good thing about the picture was that they couldn't lose with it with only a budget of about $(US)840,000. Producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli were shaken and stirred.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bond returns from the Ambassadeurs club early in the movie to find Sylvia putting in his flat, both her hands and Bond's change position on the golf club handle in different shots.See more »
Quotes:
Miss Moneypenny:James! Where have you been? I've been searching all over London for you.
[Picks up phone]
Miss Moneypenny:007 is here sir.
[Slaps Bond's hand away from the papers on her desk]
James Bond:Moneypenny! What gives?
Miss Moneypenny:Me, given an ounce of encouragement. You've never taken me to dinner looking like this. You've never taken me to dinner...
James Bond:I would, you know. Only "M" would have me court-martialed for... illegal use of government property.
Miss Moneypenny:Flattery will get you nowhere - but don't stop trying.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Neues vom Wixxer (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Three Blind MiceSee more »

FAQ

Why does Bond place a hair across the doors of the closet in his hotel room?
How many James Bond movies did Sean Connery make?
How does the movie end?
See more »
42 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Smashing Debut of 007 in Innovative Adventure..., 13 April 2004
Author: Ben Burgraff (cariart) from Las Vegas, Nevada

DR. NO, the first of the "James Bond" film series, was a dazzling adventure that would change the 'look' of action films, forever. While the film's 'plot' would become 'Standard Bond' (a maniac attempts to 'heat up' the cold war by provoking America, in this instance, by crashing it's rockets), and reappear in many incarnations over the years, the story behind the first film is still fascinating.

From the completion of his first 007 novel, "Casino Royale", in 1952, 41-year old author Ian Fleming believed that movies and television would be the best 'forum' for James Bond. But deals usually fell through (one that didn't, resulting in an American TV adaptation of "Casino Royale", in 1954, was a flop), and failed screenplays would be rewritten into best-selling short stories and novels, instead. Not surprisingly, the novels impressed many film producers with their cinematic sweep and potential. Two of the producers, American Albert (Cubby) Broccoli, and Canadian Harry Saltzman, would become the key players in bringing DR. NO to the screen.

Saltzman had managed to obtain an option to most of Fleming's work, but the move left him too financially strapped to produce them. Broccoli had wanted to produce the Bond novels, himself, but didn't own the rights. When Saltzman refused to sell, but offered a partnership, instead, Eon Productions was created, and United Artists, impressed by both men's enthusiasm and vision, agreed to bankroll their proposed "Bond" series. DR. NO was chosen as the first to be filmed, and, after several directors (including future Bond legend Guy Hamilton) passed on the project, Terence Young, as smoothly elegant as 007, himself, signed.

Who would play James Bond? Fleming jokingly suggested 52-year old star David Niven (who would, in fact, later play Bond in the spoof, CASINO ROYALE). Broccoli wanted Roger Moore, 34, but he was under contract for "The Saint". Then, independently of each other, both Broccoli and Saltzman heard about Scottish actor Sean Connery, 31. After viewing DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE, Broccoli arranged an interview, was greatly impressed, and hired Connery, assigning director Young to teach the 'rough-edged' actor some style and sophistication. Connery was a quick learner, and soon was so impressive that even Ian Fleming would call him perfect, and would, in fact, incorporate elements of Connery into the Bond of the novels.

New York actor Joseph Wiseman was chosen as Dr. No, after Noel Coward refused the role ("Dr. No? No! No! No!"), and Fleming cousin, actor Christopher Lee, was unavailable. Future "Hawaii 5-0" star Jack Lord, a protégé of longtime Broccoli friend Gary Cooper, was cast as C.I.A. agent Felix Leiter, and Swiss bombshell Ursula Andress became Honey Ryder, Bond's first leading lady (her voice dubbed, because of her thick accent). With Bond 'regulars' "M" (Bernard Lee) and Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) in place, the Bond legend began.

A few bits of trivia: the 'gunbarrel' introduction, created by 'Opening Credits' designer Maurice Binder, featured stunt 'double' Bob Simmons, rather than Connery, as it was added after shooting was wrapped; Ken Adam's futuristic sets would not only become Bond highlights, but would influence 'real' interior design styles for a generation; and the film's score was by London theatrical composer Monty Norman, with John Barry's participation consisting of conducting the orchestra, and orchestrating Norman's "James Bond Theme"...which Barry did so well that he would become THE Bond composer for over twenty years!

DR. NO was a hit, particularly in Great Britain, and it received a HUGE boost in the U.S. when it was discovered President Kennedy was a 007 fan (FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE was chosen as the second film, in part, because it was a favorite novel of JFK). While the film lacked the 'overabundance' of gadgets and style elements of the later Bond entries, it was a remarkable debut!

And James Bond WOULD return...





Was the above review useful to you?
See more (350 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Dr. No (1962)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Best and worst top 5 bond theme songs superfly7203
Should Miss Taro come back and...? watcher101
Exactly WHAT Is Dr. No Trying To Accomplish ? pkryder-1
Bond's T-Shirt johnbosco22
RANK THE BOND FILMS patrickdob
American cars over-represented? fayremead
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Moonraker The Professional: Golgo 13 Never Say Never Again Thunderball Captain America: The First Avenger
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.