Dr No

Dr No

Terence Young (1962)

109min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The James Bond series started in great style with this cleverly conceived dose of sheer escapism that, unlike later episodes, remained true to the essence of Ian Fleming's super-spy novels. Director Terence Young set the 007 standard with terrific action sequences, highly exotic atmosphere and witty humour. There was also the sex, of course, and bikini-clad Ursula Andress couldn't have asked for a better star-making entrance. Looking back, it's easy to see why this caused so much excitement as it was entirely different from anything else. Sean Connery is just perfect as the dashing, debonair and ruthless secret agent with a licence to kill.

Summary

James Bond travels to the Caribbean to investigate the murder of a fellow agent, leading to a confrontation with a mysterious criminal mastermind hatching a plot to sabotage the US space programme. The first in the long-running spy thriller series, starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord and Joseph Wiseman.

Cast & Crew

James Bond Sean Connery
Honey Ryder Ursula Andress
Felix Leiter Jack Lord
Dr No Joseph Wiseman
M. Bernard Lee
Quarrel John Kitzmiller
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
Puss Feller Lester Prendergast
Sylvia Eunice Gayson
Director Terence Young
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Eon Prods LtdGuidance: Violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama