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

Writers:

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


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Trivia

When this movie was released in Los Angeles in May 1963, it was double-billed with The Young and the Brave (1963). See more »

Goofs

When Quarrel and Bond are getting ready to confront the "dragon", Bond tells Quarrel to go for the driver and Bond will go for the lights and tires. Earlier, they see "dragon tracks" which are from a tracked vehicle, not one with tires. See more »

Quotes

James Bond: Where did you take him on your boat?
Quarrel: [pointing out to sea] You see that, Captain. That there's the Caribbean. That's where. Fishing.
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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 »


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The Island Speaks
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Music by Monty Norman
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If Only All Bond Films Were This Good
8 December 2002 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Watching DR NO after all these years the first thing to strike me is how gritty it all is . The villains are cruel and not below shooting unarmed women in the back so who better to take them on than an equally cold hearted killer namely James Bond 007 . Bond must have shocked cinema audiences in the 1960s , no one described as a good guy in pre Bond cinema ever shot one of the bad guys in the back no matter what the provocation . John Wayne didn`t do it and neither did Errol Flynn but here we see Sean Connery doing it even though he didn`t have to .

And I`m making no distinction between Sean Connery and the character he plays , James Bond is Sean Connery . Try saying " James Bond " out loud . Done it ? Notice the slightly slurred Scottish brogue . Try it again . See it`s impossible not to say " Bond. Jamesh Bond " Let`s not forget Connery made Bond a cultural icon and Connery was at one point the world`s most famous and highest paid movie star .Not bad for a man who started off life in an Edinburgh tenement and whose first paid job was as a milk boy

One final thing I noticed about DR N0 is how tightly written and paced it is. Plot point is followed by murder attempt followed by plot point followed by murder attempt followed by plot point. At no time does any of this seem forced and at no time do we see 15-20 minutes padded out with a ridculous stunt sequence . If only all Bond films were as good as this or GOLDFINGER


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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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Eon Productions See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| DTS (4.1 Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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