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Director:
Writers:
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) &
Johanna Harwood (screenplay) ...
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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 British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Had It Not Succeeded We Might Be Goldfingerless See more (369 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:
Abbot Anderson ... Crab Key Guard (uncredited)
Keith Binns ... Crab Key Guard (uncredited)
Chris Blackwell ... Henchman jumping off dock into water (uncredited)
Kes Chin ... Dragon Guard (uncredited)
Anthony Chinn ... Decontamination Technician (uncredited)
Eric Coverley ... Three Blind Mice Assassin (uncredited)
Margaret Ellery ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Lancelot Evans ... Crab Key Dock Guard (uncredited)
Alan Gold ... Croupier at La Cercle (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Card Player (uncredited)
John Hatton ... Radio Operator (uncredited)
George Hilsdon ... Le Cercle Patron (uncredited)
Bettine Le Beau ... Prof. Dent's Secretary (uncredited)
Byron Lee ... Singer at Puss Feller's (uncredited)

Rick Lester ... Guard (uncredited)
Henry Lopez ... Three Blind Mice Assassin (uncredited)
Louis Marriott ... Dragon Guard (uncredited)
Count Prince Miller ... Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
Stanley Morgan ... Concierge in Casino (uncredited)
Tim Moxon ... Prof. John Strangways (uncredited)
Malou Pantera ... Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
Willie Payne ... Johnny (uncredited)
Lester Prendergast ... Puss Feller (uncredited)
Carol Reckford ... Dent's Boat Captain (uncredited)

Milton Reid ... Dr. No's Guard (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... John Strangways (voice) (uncredited)
Adrian Robinson ... Hearse Driver (uncredited)
Carey Robinson ... Guard with Loudspeaker (uncredited)
Maxwell Shaw ... Communications Foreman (uncredited)
Bob Simmons ... James Bond in Gunbarrel Sequence (uncredited)
Frank Singuineau ... Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Honey Ryder / Sylvia Trench / various (voice) (uncredited)

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)
Laurie Shane .... electrician (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


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Runtime:
110 min
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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 | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) (2004) | New Zealand:M | 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:
A sequence extracted from the final cut had No forcing Bond to radio Felix Leiter, telling him that he had discovered nothing of any interest on Crab Key in return for a less painful death for both Bond and Ryder.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When James Bond sits down with Annabelle at the club, the camera strap is around her neck. When they do a close-up shot of her the strap is gone. In the next shot, James is taking the strap and the camera from her neck.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. No:[to Bond] Unfortunately, I misjudged you, you are just a stupid police man...
[metal door opens and guards enter]
Dr. No:...whose luck has run out.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Tais-toi quand tu parles! (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Island SpeaksSee more »

FAQ

What are some of the differences from the book?
Is "Dr. No" based on a book?
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22 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Had It Not Succeeded We Might Be Goldfingerless, 6 April 2006
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

"Dr. No" is not my favorite James Bond film. But I'm glad it succeeded, because it led to subsequent 007 films that were really very entertaining, especially "Goldfinger". Everything about "Dr. No": the story, the music, the special effects, the dialogue, even the acting is so ... tentative. The film lacks the self-confident flair and cinematic flamboyance that characterize later 007 films from the 1960s. That is not a criticism, given that "Dr. No" was the first Bond film, and was low-budget. No one knew how the film would be received.

Through the years Sean Connery is the only actor who has done justice to the James Bond character, in my opinion. Although his acting in "Dr. No" is probative at best, he still manages to convey an aura of intelligent charisma. And that charisma would become less restrained in later films.

The visuals in "Dr. No" are very dated. What seemed futuristic in 1962 seems stodgy now. All that engineering design, those clunky computers, and that modernistic interior decor, all included to wow viewers then, seem, half a century later, quaint, obsolete, even archaic. The film's story, about an evil genius out to scuttle the U.S. missile program and dominate the world, likewise seems dated. I must admit, however, that Joseph Wiseman, as the villain, is well cast, with his passive face and those eyes that seldom blink.

That the James Bond character and his adventures have survived all these years demonstrates the enduring appeal of cinematic heroes who, like superman, embody all that is good and strong, in their successful efforts to conquer evil. I just wish that contemporary 007 films had the cinematic credibility of those 1960's Bond films: "You Only Live Twice", "From Russia With Love", "Thunderball", and of course "Goldfinger", all of which owe their existence to the success of "Dr. No".

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