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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.

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Terence Young

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Richard Maibaum (screenplay), Johanna Harwood (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 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:

$16,067,035
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ©)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Sean Connery had to be fitted with a toupée prior to filming, as his hair was receding. See more »

Goofs

Tarantula bites, while painful, are hardly lethal. It makes no sense to use one as an assassination attempt. See more »

Quotes

[Bond admires a huge aquarium. Dr. No enters]
Dr. No: One million dollars, Mr. Bond. You were wondering what it cost.
James Bond: As a matter of fact, I was.
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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

Alternate versions of some scenes were filmed for European markets, including a somewhat more revealing scene involving the character Miss Taro. See more »


Soundtracks

Under the Mango Tree
(uncredited)
Written by Monty Norman
Performed by Byron Lee
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What are you doing here looking for shells!
24 May 2016 | by kapelusznik18See all my reviews

****SPOILERS**** The first of some two dozen James Bond movies introduces us the the man himself-James Bond-played by the hairy chested and smooth-especially to beautiful women-talking Sean Connery who's called by his boss MI5 director M, Bernard Lee, in London to get off his a** in stopping both womanizing and gambling in the London casinos and check out a number of strange happening on the Caribbean island of Jamaica that has to do with an upcoming US space launch of a missile headed for the moon. Bond is followed on the island by a number of thugs working for Eurasian criminal mastermind the Chinese/German Doctor No,Joseph Wiseman, who plans to abort his as well as the US space mission before it even begins!

Nowhere as gimmickry as the later and far more expensive James Bond films but with a much better story and having by far the most gorgeous of all the later Bond Girls in it the once former Swiss sheep and goat harder Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder the film became a hit right out of the gate making back as much as 12 times it's original cost. Bond together with his Jamaican contact Quarrel, John Kitzmiller, met the beautiful and curvy Honey Ryder, while he was sleeping it off underneath a mango three on Crab Key Island, picking up sea shells as he was casing out the island as well as Honey and avoiding Dr. No's security patrols.

It soon turned that Bond & Honey were captured with poor Quarrel killed by one of Dr. No's, called the dragon, flame throwing tanks and brought to Dr. No's secret hid-out on the Key. It's then that Dr. No soon realized that Bond, whom he was very found of, wasn't going to turn traitor and join him in his mission of hijacking a US state of the art Mercury Missile and threatening to sell it to the USSR if the US doesn't give him 5 million dollars to return it!

***SPOILERS*** The explosive final has James Bond after being worked over by Dr. No's thugs escape and after slugging it out with Dr. No's security detail freeing Honey Ryder and setting off a chain reaction of explosions that sinks the entire Crab Key with everyone, including Dr. No, on it. Being alone with Honey on a rowboat in the Caribbean Sea without a paddle Bond is quite disappointed to be rescued by CIA chief Felix Leiter, Jack Lord, who had no idea what a wild & exotic time Bond was having at the time of his unwanted interruption. A smash hit at the time of its initial release in Britain in October 1962-it was released in the US 7 months later in May 1963-that was ironically some two weeks before the real Cuban Missile Crisis that could have very well lead to WW III with results far far worse then whatever the crazed and ego maniac Dr. No had in store for the world.


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