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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 ... Photographer (as Margaret Le Wars) (as Marguerite Lewars: end credits)
William Foster-Davis William Foster-Davis ... Superintendent (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 James Bond Film Adventure! See more »


Certificate:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ©)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bernard Lee was cast as M because he was a "prototypical father figure". See more »

Goofs

When James Bond sits down with Annabelle at the club, the camera strap is around her neck. When they do a close-up shot of her the strap is gone. In the next shot, James is taking the strap and the camera from her neck. See more »

Quotes

Miss Taro: What's going on behind my back?
James Bond: Nothing! Look, no hands!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in I'm Alan Partridge: Never Say Alan Again (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Jamaica Jazz
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Written by Monty Norman
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Sean Connery and Ursula Un-dress
2 September 2005 | by StanleyStrangeloveSee all my reviews

The first James Bond film introduced the world to Sean Connery as the inimitable secret agent 007 with a license to kill. The Americans are complaining because their Cape Canaveral rockets are veering off course. Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the possible cause. He's joined by American agent Felix Lieter (Jack Lord). It seems the mysterious Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman) owns an island and patrols it regularly to keep intruders away. Bond and a local sailer named Quarrel boat to the island. There they run into the first of the Bond girls, beautiful Ursula Andress (Honey Rider) who makes her living stealing conch shells from the island. Bond and Dr. No duel for the rest of the film. This is a good Bond film, not as good as Goldfinger or From Russia With Love. You'll recognize Dr. No as the basis for Mike Myer's hysterical parody as Dr. Evil in Austin Powers.


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