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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 »
User Reviews:
The superlative James Bond film See more (388 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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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)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
As with many car shots in movies, the sun visors have been removed from Bond's Aston Martin, but the mounting holes were not covered and they are visible on the car in shots above the windscreen.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the white T-Bird is following the Lincoln Continental, it has no fender skirts. However, when the car is shown heading back to the farm, it has fender skirts.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:
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FAQ

Who is singing the title song?
Who is the Korean soldier lying down aboard the hijacked plane at the end of the film?
Did Shirley Eaton really die from the gold paint she was covered in?
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86 out of 109 people found the following review useful.
The superlative James Bond film, 20 July 1999
Author: Kyle Milligan (toldyaso@planeteer.com) from Toronto, Canada

First of all, I must state for the record, Sean Connery is THE James Bond. Even though the first Bond film I ever saw was "For Your Eyes Only" with Roger Moore. I was very young and very much drawn in. I have seen every one of the Bond films and without a doubt, "Goldfinger" is the finest the 007 saga has to offer.

Before I had begun an appreciation of the Connery films, i.e. before I'd seen them, a good friend and cartooning mentor, Ross Paperman, sorted me out. He helped me see how Connery's Bond was suave and sophisticated but also demonstrated a quality the other Bonds do not portray: fear. Not a panicky soil-your-pants kind of fear, mind you. But Connery's Bond actually has a few anxious, sweat-soaked-brow moments. A perfect example is when Bond is strapped to a table as Goldfinger's captive with a laser beam primed to cut him in half. 007 has to think fast. "Do you expect me to talk?" "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!" A famous scene and line from Bond's most enjoyable film.

Perhaps what makes the earlier films more enjoyable is that they had fresh, innovative elements that have now become cliché and gimmicky. The new films are often stale and already covered ground and they don't even appear to be trying anymore.

But it's more than that. Even watching "Goldfinger" today, having seen all the latest in special effects and technology that Hollywood has to offer, it still is riveting and thoroughly entertaining. That is also without the added advantage of being overly nostalgic about "Goldfinger". How could I? I hadn't even been born when it first hit theaters, and it was far from my first 007 experience. The story, the characters and the fun of "Goldfinger" is timeless and if given a chance could probably rope in a whole new generation of fans. It just doesn't seem likely to happen.

Much of the satire from the Austin Powers films is directly derived from the Connery films, especially "Goldfinger" and "Dr. No", proving their lasting effect on popular culture. As well, John Barry's scores from the Connery films are finding their way into the ears of a new generation through pop music as snippets from his soundtracks are sampled by such artists as Robbie Williams, Mono and Curve, to name a few.

But if by some fluke you read this and you haven't seen "Goldfinger" yet, do yourself right and acquaint yourself with the real James Bond. You'll probably be hooked by the time you hear Shirley Bassey's voice in the famous opening theme.

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