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Dr. No (1962)

Succeeded by: From Russia With Love (1963)

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Director:
Terence Young
COUNTRY
UK
GENRE
Spy/Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Dr. No

RUNNING TIME
111 minutes

Producers:
Harry Saltzman
Albert R. Broccoli

Screenwriters:
Richard Maibaum
Johanna Harwood
Berkley Mather
Based on the novel by:
Ian Fleming


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
James Bond Sean Connery
Felix Leiter Jack Lord -
Dr. No Joseph Wiseman
Honey Ursula Andress
Miss Taro Zena Marshall -
Sylvia Eunice Grayson -
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell -
Photographer Margaret LeWars -
Quarrel John Kitzmiller -
"M" Bernard Lee -
Prof. Dent Anthony Dawson -

 

Review

A sexy and youthful Sean Connery modelled and established the James Bond character for all his successors in this first adaptation about Ian Fleming's special agent. With Joseph Wiseman's archetypical villain and the dabbling with technical and scientific aspects well out of anyone's grasp, the film is just as much style over substance as any which subsequent entry in the series. But of course that was always the main allure from the very first time 007 was brought to life on film. Director Terence Young explored Connery's and Urusla Andress' bodies with a blatant, sportive lust, and the audiences thanked him gratefully for it. It was seedy pulp made reputable. And the producers hoped that this would overshadow the film's obvious shortcomings in production design, special effects and the stunt department. Succeeded by From Russia With Love (1963).

Copyright 01.12.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 28.06.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)