Guy Hamilton (1964)

PG Certificate


Our Score
The third big-screen outing for Ian Fleming's suave superspy ranks among the slickest of all James Bond movies. Endlessly entertaining and effortlessly performed, it's packed with classic moments. There's Shirley Eaton's legendary gold body paint; 007's close encounter with a laser; the duel with bowler-hatted sidekick Oddjob (Harold Sakata); and the midair showdown between Sean Connery's Bond and Gert Frobe's brilliantly bizarre villain who's obsessed by gold. And let's not forget some hilariously OTT gadget designs from art director Ken Adam; the best name for any Bond girl in Pussy Galore (enthusiastically played by ex-Avenger Honor Blackman); and that Shirley Bassey theme song. But what makes these individual facets so memorable is the way in which they're unshowily integrated into the gripping storyline by director Guy Hamilton, who even managed to revive Connery's flagging interest in 007 to coax his best performance of the entire series.



Cast & Crew

James Bond Sean Connery
Pussy Galore Honor Blackman
Auric Goldfinger Gert Fröbe
Jill Masterson Shirley Eaton
Tilly Masterson Tania Mallett
Oddjob Harold Sakata
"M" Bernard Lee
Solo Martin Benson
Felix Leiter Cec Linder
"Q" Desmond Llewelyn
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
Midnight Bill Nagy
Capungo Alf Joint
Old lady Varley Thomas
Bonita Nadja Regin
Sierra Raymond Young
Smithers Richard Vernon
Brunskill Denis Cowles
Kisch Michael Mellinger
Mr Ling Burt Kwouk
Strap Hal Galili
Henchman Lenny Rabin
Dink Margaret Nolan
Director Guy Hamilton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Park CircusGuidance: May be edited for violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 27 Jul 2007