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Goldfinger (1964)


Preceded by
: From Russia With Love (1963)
Succeeded by: Thunderball (1965)

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Director:
Guy Hamilton
COUNTRY
UK
GENRE
Spy/Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Goldfinger

RUNNING TIME
110 minutes

Producers:
Harry Saltzman
Albert R. Broccoli
Screenwriters:
Richard Maibaum
Paul Dehn
Based on the novel by:
Ian Fleming


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
James Bond Sean Connery ˝
Goldfinger Gert Fröbe ˝
Pussy Galore Honor Blackman ˝
Jill Masterson Shirley Eaton -
Tilly Masterson Tania Mallett ˝
Oddjob Harold Sakata
"M" Bernard Lee -
Solo Martin Benson -
Felix Leiter Cec Linder -
Moneypenny Lois Maxwell -

 

Review

After two films directed by Terence Young, the producers turned to original first-choice Guy Hamilton for this third entry in the James Bond series. And his subtle changes within the already set formula made the world of 007 feel more real and dangerous. With an increased budget, some entertaining new gadgets and plot devices, and an impeccable Sean Connery hitting peak form in the role, Goldfinger stands as a highlight among the first few films in the series. And although the picture also boasts its share of ridiculous villains (Oddjob) and hapless actresses (Tania Mallett), there are several memorable bits and pieces in here that in retrospect have become iconic. Followed by Thunderball (1965).

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