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Dr No

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 1962
  • Terence Young
  • 109 mins
  • PG

Summary

The first in the series of screen adventures based on Ian Fleming's famous fictional secret agent, James Bond, starring Sean Connery. Bond is sent to Jamaica to find out more about the mysterious killing of a fellow agent. With the help of CIA man Felix Leiter, he discovers the evil Dr No's plan to hold the United States to ransom by threatening its space programme.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

rolename
James BondSean Connery
HoneyUrsula Andress
Dr NoJoseph Wiseman
Felix LeiterJack Lord
"M"Bernard Lee
Professor DentAnthony Dawson
QuarrelJohn Kitzmiller
Miss TaroZena Marshall
SylviaEunice Gayson
Miss MoneypennyLois Maxwell
Puss FellerLester Prendergast
JonesReggie Carter
Major BoothroydPeter Burton

Crew

rolename
DirectorTerence Young

Details

Theatrical distributor
Eon Prods Ltd
Released on
1962-10-10
Languages
English | French
Guidance
May be edited for violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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