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Dr. No (movie)

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Dr. No
Directed byTerence Young
Screenplay byRichard Maibaum
Johanna Harwood
Berkely Mather
Based onDr. No
by Ian Fleming
Produced byHarry Saltzman
Albert R. Broccoli
StarringSean Connery
Ursula Andress
Joseph Wiseman
Jack Lord
CinematographyTed Moore
Edited byPeter R. Hunt
Music byMonty Norman
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • 5 October 1962 (1962-10-05)
Running time
1 Hour, 49 Minutes
109 Minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$1.1 million
Box office$59.5 million

James Bond 007 1 - War of Dr. Julius No is a 1962 James Bond movie. It was directed by Terence Young.[1] The movie is based on the book Dr. No by Ian Fleming.[1] It starred Sean Connery as James Bond and Joseph Wiseman as Dr. Julius No.

This is the first movie in which Connery played Bond.[2] The movie is remembered by many people because of the moment when Ursula Andress walks out of the sea in a white bikini.[3] It is also the first time we hear the now famous line "Bond, James Bond" as James Bond introduces himself.[4]

This movie started the James Bond series of movies which are still being made today.

Plot[change | change source]

The plot begins in Jamaica, where local English secret agent Strangways and his secretary are killed by three men pretending to be blind beggars, called the "three blind mice". MI6 (the English spy agency) sends their best agent, Bond, to find out why Strangways was killed. He travels to Jamaica, but not before romancing the beautiful Sylvia Trech. Whilst in Jamaica, the Three Blind Mice try to kill Bond. First they try shooting at him and then by chasing him in a car. The second time Bond turns the tables by causing their car (a funeral hearse) to fall off a cliff after a very dangerous car chase. Bond jokes (after seeing their car explode at the bottom) that he thinks they were on their way to a funeral. The deadly Miss Taro also tries to romance (then kill) Bond, and almost succeeds, before Bond realises that she is working for the enemy. Determined to find out who the enemy is, Bond discovers that Strangways was doing some research on an island called Crab Key and it's owner, a mysterious Chinese man called Dr. No.

Bond travels to Crab Key with Quarrel (a local fisherman secretly working for MI6) and Felix leiter (an American spy). Felix goes back to Jamaica when they reach the island, and Bond and Quarrel meet a beautiful shell collector called Honey Rider. After a gunfight with Dr. No's men, Quarrel is killed and Bond and Honey are captured. They finally meet Dr. No who explains to them that he works for the evil organisation SPECTRE(SPecial Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) and has been hired to "topple" American rockets (making them crash using radio beams). Honey is tied up and sent to be drowned, whereas James is put in a cell with electrified bars. James escapes through the air vents, rescues Honey and murders Dr. No by throwing him into a pool of boiling water. The following chemical reaction wikt:destroys the base and Bond and Honey wikt:escape in a speedboat, just as the base explodes.

Cast[change | change source]

  • Sean Connery as James Bond
  • Joseph Wiseman as Doctor No
  • Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder
  • Jack Lord as Felix Leiter
  • John Kitzmiller as Quarrel
  • Anthony Dawson as Professor Dent
  • Bernard Lee as M
  • Zena Marshall as Miss Taro
  • Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench
  • Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
  • Timothy Moxon as Commander Strangways
  • Margaret Lewars as Annabel Chung
  • Louis Blaazer as Pleydell Smith
  • Eric Coverly, Charles Edghill and Henry Lopez as The Three Blind Mice
  • Dolores Keator as Mary
  • Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd
  • Reginald Carter as Mr. Jones
  • Colonel Burton as General Potter
  • Alan Gold as André

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dr. NO". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  2. Philip French (25 September 2012). "My favourite Bond film: Dr No". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  3. Lily Rothman (25 September 2012). "Ursula Andress Helped Make Her Famous White Bikini". Time. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  4. "25 Things You Didn't Know About 'Dr. No,' The First James Bond Movie". Moviefone/AOL. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2016.

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