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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:
"That's a Smith & Wesson, and you've had your six." See more (384 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)
Charles Edghill ... Three Blind Mice (2nd Beggar) (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 Operator (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
Dickie Bamber .... dressing props (uncredited)
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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Additional Details

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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 | Japan:G (2015) | 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:
As detailed as Dr. No's underwater lair was, one vital element was very nearly forgotten - background plates of fish swimming in the sea to be added to the thick-glass window. The necessary film was quickly found among library footage the day before the scene was to be filmed. When it turned out the footage featured extreme close-ups of fish, it was decided to have Dr. No explain that the window works as a magnifying glass.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Dr. No offers Bond a martini, shaken not stirred. Bond asks if it is vodka and No replies yes. However, any knowledgeable drinker and bartender would know it makes no difference whether a vodka martini is shaken or stirred. Only with gin martinis does it matter, as shaking it lessens the alcoholic effect.See more »
Quotes:
[James Bond's first scene, winning a game of chemin-de-fer]
James Bond:I admire your courage, Miss...?
Sylvia Trench:Trench. Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck, Mr...?
James Bond:Bond. James Bond.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Under the Mango Tree (Instrumental)See more »

FAQ

Dr No says that he is with SPECTRE. What is SPECTRE?
Was Dr. No supposed to be Chinese?
What make of car did Bond drive in "Dr. No"?
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134 out of 163 people found the following review useful.
"That's a Smith & Wesson, and you've had your six.", 16 October 2006
Author: JFHunt from Manhattan

I recently embarked on a mission of my own. To watch all the Bond films in order. Believe me, it's not as easy as it sounds. Finding all of them is nearly impossible. Blockbuster's weak collection hardly does any justice, so I ended up buying most of my favorites.

I'm sorry to say, but to me Sean Connery is the only Bond. With the single exception being Craig in "Casino Royale". When I was growing up, I did enjoy Moore's villains, but now his portrayal seems almost goofy. Moore was just an old guy in a tight suit.

Connery seems to be the only actor that understands who or what Bond is. He is a well-paid assassin. But he is not simply a murderer. Not afraid to close fist punch a woman in the face or hold the door open for her. Later actors too often forgot that Bond is supposed to be graceful yet brutish. Approachable yet cold hearted.

"I admire your courage, Miss...? Sylvia Trench: I admire your luck, Mr...? Bond. James Bond." This could well be my favorite line in cinema history. Not the often lame interpretations, but during the opening scene at the card table. It still gives me chills.

I just wish they would get back to the basics. How many explosions and car chases does a person need to see. I thought he was a spy, they went and turned him into Rambo.

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