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Director:
Writers:
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) &
Johanna Harwood (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
7 October 1962 (UK) 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:
Smashing Debut of 007 in Innovative Adventure... See more (394 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
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
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)
Brian Borne .... colorist (uncredited)
Brent Eldridge .... digital color correction (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Chris Blackwell .... location manager (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
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 | Australia:A (original rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG | Italy:T | 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 | Sweden:15 (uncut) (1970) | 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:
In the original novel, the scene in which Bond escapes "imprisonment" worked a little differently - Dr. No had actually had an obstacle course set up to challenge Bond. At the end of the obstacle course there was a seaside cage, with a giant squid inside. The film altered and toned down all of this, and the "obstacle course" idea got lost in the translation from novel to film. In the following scene, a sequence involving Honey Rider being tied to the ground and attacked by a swarm of crabs was scrapped because many of the crustaceans arrived frozen, dead and damaged. In the film as shown, water was the threat instead.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During Bond's shootout with the "Dragon" on the beach, he uses three different model handguns. His Walther PPK, changes to a Colt Government Model, then to a Browning Hi-Power, and then back to a Walther PPK.See more »
Quotes:
Miss Taro:What's going on behind my back?
James Bond:Look, no hands!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Paper Towns (2015)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Island SpeaksSee more »

FAQ

Was Dr. No supposed to be Chinese?
What make of car did Bond drive in "Dr. No"?
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50 out of 63 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...





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