While investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

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Guy Hamilton

Writers:

Richard Maibaum (screenplay by), Paul Dehn (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... James Bond
Gert Fröbe ... Goldfinger (as Gert Frobe)
Honor Blackman ... Pussy Galore
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 Peter Cranwell ... Johnny
Nadja Regin ... Bonita
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Storyline

James Bond (Sir Sean Connery) is back and his next mission takes him to Fort Knox, where Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) and his henchman are planning to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. To save the world once again, Bond will need to become friends with Goldfinger, dodge killer hats, and avoid Goldfinger's personal pilot, the sexy Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman). She might not have feelings for Bond, but will 007 help her change her mind? Written by simon_hrdng

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007 is paid to take risks. YOU ARE NOT (1964 British Safety Council poster) See more »


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Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley were asked to create the lyrics for the iconic theme song. But when its composer John Barry played them the first three notes, Bricusse and Newley looked at each other and sang out: "...wider than a mile," to the melody of "Moon River," the popular theme song from Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). Barry was not amused. See more »

Goofs

There must have been two different Aston Martin DB5's used for the film. In some scenes there is an amber turning signal or running light directly ahead of the ornate ports on the left and right front fenders but in some shots those lights are very obviously missing. 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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Crazy Credits

THE END OF "GOLDFINGER" BUT JAMES BOND WILL BE BACK IN "THUNDERBALL" See more »

Alternate Versions

When Goldfinger was shown on the "ABC Bond Picture Show" the scene when Jill Masterson was in Bond's hotel room was altered with computers so that it appeared that Jill had a bra on as opposed to a bare back See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Wrong Is Right (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Goldfinger
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Performed by Shirley Bassey
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24 carat Bond...even Pussy went down Well
26 November 2012 | by SpondonmanSee all my reviews

Almost sublime - this James Bond film had it all, from adventure to romance to thrills. It starts with a shocking electrocution and then into the classic saucy gold credits before the scene is set with Goldfinger himself.

Bond, played by dashing Sean Connery for the third time, has to find out what unpleasant gold-smuggling chap named Auric Goldfinger is up to and put a stop to it. He tracks him down first to Geneva then Kentucky in a sparkling sequence of adventures, occasionally involving bumping into Goldfinger's memorable Korean hatchet-man Oddjob with the odd hat. Favourite bits from so many: short-lived girlfriend Shirley Eaton going for gold; polished Bond being dismissive of the brandy at the Bank Of England much to M's pleb puzzlement; the debut of the special Aston Martin and Q's workshop; the narky golf match between Bond and Goldfinger; Bond's close but rather unnecessary laser shave at Goldfinger's HQ; his various encounters with feisty Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman); the gangster with the pressing engagement; and Shirley Bassey's title song was by miles the best Bond song ever.

The whole film is still a joy, maybe improbable and even ludicrous at times yet I watched it rapt all these years later. It portrays back to us a simpler world though we didn't know it at the time, a world I can sometimes relate to better than the beautiful perfect world we have now. You don't need cgi cartoonery, strong sex, extreme violence, so-called realism – or even a sensible story – if you've got the right mix of escapism and personality put together by people who enjoy what they're doing instead of only being in the middle of a franchise.


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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Chinese | Spanish

Release Date:

9 January 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goldfinger See more »

Filming Locations:

Realp, Uri, Switzerland See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$51,081,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,163,593
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Eon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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