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Dr. No (1962)

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A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

Director:

Terence Young

Writers:

Richard Maibaum (screenplay by), Johanna Harwood (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 (as John Kitzmuller)
Eunice Gayson ... Sylvia Trench
Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny
Peter Burton ... Major Boothroyd
Yvonne Shima Yvonne Shima ... Sister Lily
Michel Mok Michel Mok ... Sister Rose
Marguerite LeWars ... Annabel Chung - Photographer (as Margaret Le Wars) (as Marguerite Lewars: end credits)
William Foster-Davis William Foster-Davis ... Superintendent Duff (as Wm. Foster-Davis)
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Storyline

James Bond 007 is Britain's top agent, and is on an exciting mission, to solve the mysterious murder of a fellow agent. The task sends him to Jamaica, where he joins forces with Quarrel and a loyal C.I.A. Agent, Felix Leiter. While dodging tarantulas, "fire breathing dragons", and a trio of assassins, known as "the three blind mice". Bond meets up with the beautiful Honey Ryder and goes face to face with the evil Dr. No. Written by simon_hrdng

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The first spine-tingling James Bond spy classic. [USA Beta home video] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The sounds of birds whistling were made by a child's bird call whistle. See more »

Goofs

During the rocket countdown, the commentary from Cape Canaveral says that this is the launch of the MA-7 (Mercury-Atlas 7) mission. This was Scott Carpenter's flight as part of Project Mercury. Just a little later the rocket is reported as being at its full weight of 240, yet the launch weight of the Atlas rocket was only just over 100 tons. See more »

Quotes

Professor Dent: Bond came to see me this morning.
Dr. No: Yes. I know. I gave orders that he should be killed. Why is he still alive?
Professor Dent: Our attempts failed.
Dr. No: *Your* attempts failed. I do not like failure. You are not going to fail me again, Professor.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are a montage composed of flashing lights, dancing people and finally the three blind men walking around. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the UK cinema version the BBFC made cuts to reduce the number of gunshots fired by Bond at Dent from 6 to 2, to remove blows and a knee kick during Bond's fight with the chauffeur, and to replace Dr No's line "I'm sure she will amuse the guards" with "The guards will amuse her." Most releases feature the edited print, except for a considered-legendary 1982 VHS/Betamax release, which was confirmed in 2019 to contain the uncut version of the film See more »

Connections

Referenced in Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge: Show 2 (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Kingston Calypso
(uncredited)
Music by Monty Norman
Lyrics by Monty Norman
Performed by Byron Lee
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The Dr. is in.
1 January 2004 | by TheBabblingFoolSee all my reviews

No matter whether or not you like this film in the end...if you don't get some feeling of joy the first time Sean Connery says "Bond. James Bond." at the card table, I feel sorry for you.

This Bond film has a lot less stuff going in it than most, but for what it's worth, and what it has inspired, it's a classic.

People who can't tolerate and appreciate older cinema from the 60's might laugh at the action scenes, set and costume design of the movie, but if one considers the year in which this was made, it's all rather exquisite. The film is also full of things that would be considered politically incorrect, and the way Bond and Moneypenny flirt in the office would ensue mass sexual harassment lawsuits in this day and age.

The film has an underused villain in Dr. No. Joseph Wiseman sets the standard on how Bond villains, and the majority of how other movie villains, act. One of the things that I love about Bond films is that you will see things that you will never see in other movies. I mean where else but a Bond film would a half Chinese, half German man with metal hands and a compulsive paranoia about radiation, with metal hands live on an island with a "dragon-mobile"?

Dr. No is a definite good start to the Bond series. Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder may only be there for eye candy...but she's great eye candy. Sean Connery is Bond, and pure enjoyment while in this role. So if you are looking for a classic enjoyable movie, this is just what the doctor ordered.


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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

10 October 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. No See more »

Filming Locations:

2171 Magenta Drive, Jamaica See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,067,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,079,357
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| DTS (4.1 Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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