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Director:
Writers:
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) &
Paul Dehn (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 January 1965 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Miss Honey and Miss Galore Have James Bond Back For More! See more »
Plot:
Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(563 articles)
User Reviews:
Best Bond movie ever. See more (390 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... James Bond

Honor Blackman ... Pussy Galore

Gert Fröbe ... Goldfinger / Auric Goldfinger (as Gert Frobe)

Shirley Eaton ... Jill Masterson

Tania Mallet ... Tilly Masterson

Harold Sakata ... Oddjob (as Harold Sakata {Tosh Togo})

Bernard Lee ... 'M'
Martin Benson ... Solo
Cec Linder ... Felix Leiter
Austin Willis ... Simmons

Lois Maxwell ... Moneypenny
Bill Nagy ... Midnight
Michael Mellinger ... Kisch
Peter Cranwell ... Johnny
Nadja Regin ... Bonita
Richard Vernon ... Smithers

Burt Kwouk ... Mr. Ling

Desmond Llewelyn ... 'Q'
Mai Ling ... Mei-Lei
Varley Thomas ... Swiss Gatekeeper

Margaret Nolan ... Dink
John McLaren ... Brigadier
Robert MacLeod ... Atomic Specialist (as Robert Macleod)
Victor Brooks ... Blacking
Alf Joint ... Capungo
Gerry Duggan ... Hawker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Brace ... South American Guard (uncredited)
Terence Brook ... Security Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Anthony Chinn ... Servant at Stud Farm (uncredited)
Marian Collins ... Girlfriend of Goldfinger (uncredited)
Michael Collins ... Auric Goldfinger (voice) (uncredited)
Denis Cowles ... Brunskill (uncredited)
Carmen Dene ... Purple Bikini Girl Near Pool (uncredited)
Hal Galili ... Mr. Strap (uncredited)
Caron Gardner ... Flying Circus Pilot (uncredited)
Lesley Hill ... Flying Circus Pilot (uncredited)
George Leech ... Man in Bulletproof Vest at Q Branch (uncredited)

Garry Marshall ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Aleta Morrison ... Flying Circus Pilot (uncredited)
Tricia Muller ... Sydney (uncredited)
Lenny Rabin ... American Gangster (uncredited)
Janette Rowsell ... Chambermaid (uncredited)
Bob Simmons ... James Bond in Gunbarrel Sequence (uncredited)

Les Tremayne ... Radio Newsman (voice) (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Jill Masterson (voice) (uncredited)

Michael G. Wilson ... Soldier at Fort Knox (uncredited)
Maggie Wright ... Air Squadron Leader (uncredited)
Raymond Young ... Sierra (uncredited)

Directed by
Guy Hamilton 
 
Writing credits
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) &
Paul Dehn (screenplay)

Ian Fleming  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
Harry Saltzman .... producer
Stanley Sopel .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter R. Hunt  (as Peter Hunt)
 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Murton 
 
Makeup Department
Basil Newall .... makeup artist
Paul Rabiger .... makeup artist
Eileen Warwick .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
L.C. Rudkin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Ernst .... assistant director
Richard Jenkins .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Michael G. Wilson .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Freda Pearson .... set dresser
Maurice Pelling .... assistant art director
Michael White .... assistant art director
John Chisholm .... prop man (uncredited)
Peter Lamont .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Ron Quelch .... production buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist (as Gordon McCallum)
Dudley Messenger .... sound recordist
Harry Miller .... dubbing editor
Norman Wanstall .... dubbing editor
Charlie McFadden .... boom operator (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Frank George .... special effects assistant
John Stears .... special effects
Wally Armitage .... special effects (uncredited)
Joe Fitt .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Fred Heather .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Bert Luxford .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jimmy Ward .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
R. Patrick Cooper .... project manager: pristine digital restoration (2006 restoration)
Rejyna Douglass-Whitman .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration (2006 restoration)
Michael Inchalik .... producer: pristine digital restoration (2006 restoration) (as Mike Inchalik)
Barry Kass .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration (2006 restoration)
Carlos Long .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration (2006 restoration)
Martina Wilson .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration (2006 restoration)
William Creighton .... carpenter: Fort Knox model (uncredited)
Cliff Culley .... optical effects supervisor (uncredited)
Roy Field .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bob Simmons .... action sequences by
Peter Brace .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Brayham .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Buckle .... stunt double: Gert Fröbe (uncredited)
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Condren .... stunts (uncredited)
Phyllis Cornell .... stunt double: Honor Blackman (uncredited)
Phyllis Cornell .... stunt double: Tania Mallet (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Diggins .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... stunts (uncredited)
Arthur Howell .... stunts (uncredited)
Alf Joint .... stunt double: Sean Connery (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunt double: Sean Connery (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunt driver (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Munt .... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Plummer .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Richards .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Sawyer .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunt double: Harold Sakata (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunt double: Michael Mellinger (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Street .... stunts (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Winbolt .... camera operator
David Watkin .... cinematographer: title sequence (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elsa Fennell .... wardrobe supervisor
John Hilling .... wardrobe master
Eileen Sullivan .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
John J. De Santis Jr. .... 4K film scanning: pristine digital restoration (2006 restoration) (as John DeSantis Jr.)
Joe Parisella .... colorist: pristine digital restoration (2006 restoration) (as Joseph Parisella)
Ben Rayner .... assembly editor
Brent Eldridge .... digital color correction (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Monty Norman .... composer: The "James Bond" theme
Vic Flick .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Bobby Graham .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
John Scott .... musician: principal saxophone (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
Robert Brownjohn .... titles designed by
Charles Russhon .... technical adviser
Harry Saltzman .... presenter
Constance Willis .... continuity girl
Charles Dorat .... french adaptation: post-synchronized version (uncredited)
George 'Bud' Ornstein .... production executive: United Artists (uncredited)
Charles Russhon .... government liaison: USA (uncredited)
Charles Russhon .... military liaison: Kentucky (uncredited)
Pierre Salinger .... liaison: USA (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... body double: James Bond, in opening sequence (uncredited)
Yves Thos .... poster designer: France (uncredited)
Terence Young .... director: pre-production (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
110 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:12 (video rating) | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2000) | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: additional material director's audio commentary) (2009) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1994) (2000) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #20808) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1994) | USA:GP (re-rating) (1971) | West Germany:16 (nf)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Product placements, brand integrations and promotional tie-ins for this movie include the silver birch Aston Martin DB5; Dom Perignon Champagne, particularly a Dom Perignon '53; Rolex Watches, James Bond wears a Rolex Submariner; Kentucky Fried Chicken; and Corgi Toys, the beginning of their relationship with the series.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): After Oddjob finds the golf ball he hands Auric a 1 driver to play out of the long grass. An implausible choice not even a professional would try.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Sierra:Congratulations.
James Bond:Thank you.
Sierra:Mr. Ramirez and his friends will be out of business.
James Bond:At least they won't be using heroin flavored bananas to finance revolutions.
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Soundtrack:
Pussy Galore's Flying Circus (Instrumental)See more »

FAQ

Who is the Korean soldier lying down aboard the hijacked plane at the end of the film?
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136 out of 172 people found the following review useful.
Best Bond movie ever., 7 May 2004
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

Goldfinger could best be described as the quintessential, definitive Bond film, the first of the series to set the necessities of the entire saga in motion. It is also the best of the Bond movies, arguably the most suave and sophisticated, far superior to the Roger Moore era and those who followed in Connery's footsteps. It is the Bond ultimatum, so to speak.

Goldfinger was the first of the iconic legacy to feature Q (Desmond Llewelyn) as a recurring comic relief figure. (He was introduced in From Russia with Love, the second film in the series, where he was credited as Major Boothroyd, and given little screen time.) It was also the first to truly setup the suave nature of 007, the tongue-in-cheek humor (absent in the first movie, Dr. No), the far-fetched gadgetry (including fast cars, this one being an Aston-Martin) and, arguably, the first of the series to feature the famous line, "Bond, James Bond," as a 007 catchphrase, versus a mere line of dialogue. When Bond storms out onto the patio of the motel room, the camera zooms in towards his face, the 007 theme song roars through the speakers, and he says his motto with cool confidence. It's Bond, baby.

Both of Goldfinger's predecessors were darker, more serious motion pictures -- more in-tune with the writing of Fleming versus the suaveness to later be salvaged from the series with the third installment. Although Dr. No was a terrific movie, and although From Russia with Love is exciting, Goldfinger beats them both. It features the best (and most famous) Bond villain to ever grace the screen, constantly spoofed in countless productions: Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe), the target of Austin Powers in Goldmember and, according to IMDb, referenced and spoofed in well over 100 other productions.

There isn't much of a plot, really. Goldfinger plans to rob Fort Knox and become the richest man in the world. Bond finds out and tries to put a stop to his mission. What entices us, and what makes the film so entertaining despite the absurdity, is its leniency towards itself. It doesn't mind being silly because the entertainment value far outweighs any flaws. Plus, it has some of the most memorable scenes in history, and arguably the best Villain Explanation Scene to ever be recorded. "Do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger?" Bond (Sean Connery) asks as a laser beam slowly makes its way towards his groin. "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!" he says with mock ridicule, before walking away. The following shots is one of the only sequences in James Bond history where the iconic character actually seems fairly worried that fate may be playing a deadly hand.

Released in 1964, forty years later it stands as one of the most risqué Bond films to date. Especially for its time, there is brief nudity during the opening credits, sexual scenes, constant innuendo (including a Bond girl named "Pussy Galore," played by Honor Blackman) and implications of lesbianism.

Galore's sexual orientation is not delved into as deeply and explicitly as it may be dealt with in today's day and age, but the inclusion exists. Bond struggles verbally with Galore, trying to woo and seduce her, and she subtly implies from their very first meeting that she will not be seduced, claiming it is impossible for Bond to get very far with her, thereby insinuating that she is, in fact, a lesbian. According to the director of the film, Guy Hamilton, the entire situation is given much more emphasis in the novel by Ian Fleming, but it was simply too foul a subject for audiences back in 1964. Surprisingly, the verbal exchanges and implications behind the subject matter are much more effective.

All of the actors in Goldfinger are, at the very least, very good. But of course, it is really Sean Connery who demands our utmost attention and respect, for it is Connery whose inhumanly strong screen presence launched Bond into the heights of Movie Legend.

Recently in London I attended a James Bond exhibition, and as I made my way through a maze of Bond memorabilia and objects used in all twenty-something movies, I found myself realizing that the myth of 007 propels the films farther than anything else ever could. There is a sort of iconic legacy surrounding the entire Bond franchise that will probably never die. Different action heroes come and go, and nowadays Rambo looks criminally out of date, but Bond, in his black-and-white tuxedo, with all his suave sophistication, will never grow old, because he is a timeless hero who is comprised of all the greatest heroic attributes to ever be assembled, and although his style and looks may grow weary amid the changing ages, his character will remain the ultimate hero, and I very much doubt that we will ever live to see a day when Bond becomes outdated.

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