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Director:
Writers:
Richard Maibaum (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:
Twenty installments later and what's better? See more (388 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)
 
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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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: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:
Ken Adam's initial budget for the entire film was just £14,500 (£276,272 in 2015), but the producers were convinced to give him an extra £6,000 out of their own finances.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In M's office you can clearly see a boom light reflecting off a painting above the mantelpiece.See more »
Quotes:
James Bond:Tell me Miss Trench, do you play any other games?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Under the Mango Tree (Instrumental)See more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
What make of car did Bond drive in "Dr. No"?
Why is Dr. No "toppling" moon rockets?
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100 out of 131 people found the following review useful.
Twenty installments later and what's better?, 25 March 2002
Author: uds3 from Longmont, Colorado

Commenting on DR NO is a little like being asked to review 'Genesis" or "The Gospel According to Matthew." It IS what it is! Connery WAS Bond from the instant he appeared on screen and remember Ian Fleming, his creator was still alive at this stage. (Fleming in fact saw the first three Bonds but died before the release of THUNDERBALL)

DR NO set the standards, albeit with a limited budget, for the entire series. Action, pretty girls, one-liners and impossibly cashed-up enemies. My own father was a confirmed Bond addict (having worked in army intelligence during WW2) and had been greatly looking forward to the release of this film. Cruelly, he died just a couple of weeks before its premiere in London in 1962. I made up for it however by seeing it four days running. At the time, just about as exciting as films got, it was an enormous box office smash and vindicated the studio's decision to sign Connery. Fleming in fact had wanted Roger Moore for the role, who was then riding high with THE SAINT worldwide and was unavailable for filming. Connery, who's only claim to fame at the time was as a part time male model and bit-part actor, his biggest role having been as a truckie in HELL DRIVERS three years earlier.

Of course DR NO is dated now - its 40 years old! and deserves to be looked at from that standpoint The action sequences were raw in parts, pretty good in others. Sure the car chase scenes in Jamaica with the laughable back-projections are a cackfest now but none of this matters. The sets were imaginative, the fights good stuff, Ursula Andress enough for any young man's wet dream and Wiseman as DR No himself probably the best villain of them all, despite his very limited screentime. Very imaginative sets for the time and pyrotechnics to please.

When it came to my home-town I took several days off college and watched it with fellow students. This was way better than Latin and calculus!

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