Dr. No (movie)
James Bond 007 1 - War of Dr. Julius No is a 1962 James Bond movie. It was directed by Terence Young. The movie is based on the book Dr. No by Ian Fleming. It starred Sean Connery as James Bond. This is the first movie in which Connery played Bond. The movie is remembered by many people because of the moment when Ursula Andress walks out of the sea in a white bikini. It is also the first time we here the now famous line "Bond, James Bond" as James Bond introduces himself. This movie started the James Bond series of movies which are still being made today.
Release Dates[change | change source]
|United Kingdom||7 October 1962|
|Ireland||12 October 1962|
|Italy||24 January 1963|
|West Germany||25 January 1963|
|France||27 January 1963|
|Netherlands||31 January 1963|
|Finland||29 March 1963|
|Norway||1 April 1963|
|Denmark||5 April 1963|
|Malta||27 April 1963|
|Sweden||29 April 1963|
|Greece||8 May 1963|
|Hong Kong||9 May 1963|
|Japan||1 June 1963|
|Australia||4 July 1963|
|Argentina||18 July 1963|
|Brazil||7 September 1963|
|Uruguay||11 November 1963|
|Mexico||20 February 1964|
|Turkey||7 April 1966|
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]
- "Dr. NO". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
- Philip French (25 September 2012). "My favourite Bond film: Dr No". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
- Lily Rothman (25 September 2012). "Ursula Andress Helped Make Her Famous White Bikini". Time. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
- "25 Things You Didn't Know About 'Dr. No,' The First James Bond Movie". Moviefone/AOL. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2016.