Goldfinger

Goldfinger

Guy Hamilton (1964)

105min
PG Certificate
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Review

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.

Summary

James Bond is assigned to investigate a notorious German gold smuggler and discovers his quarry has ambitions much greater than first suspected. Pursuing the criminal mastermind around the world, Bond uncovers the villain's audacious scheme to destroy the global economy with a daring attack on Fort Knox. Spy adventure, starring Sean Connery, Gert Frobe and Honor Blackman.

Cast & Crew

James Bond Sean Connery
Auric Goldfinger Gert Frobe
Pussy Galore Honor Blackman
Jill Masterson Shirley Eaton
Tilly Masterson Tania Mallet
Oddjob Harold Sakata
M. Bernard Lee
Felix Leiter Cec Linder
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
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-ray
Drama