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Dr No: Declassified


Villian: Dr No (Joseph Wiseman)

Henchmen: Professor Dent (Anthony Dawson), Miss Taro (Zena Marshall)

The Girls: Honey Ryder (Ursula Andrews), Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson)

Locations:  London, Jamaica, Crab Key

The Song:  "The James Bond Theme" by Monty Norman and orchestrated by John Barry

The cars: 1961 Sunbeam Alpine, 1957 Chevolet Bel Air, 1939 La Salle Hearse (Three Blind Mice)

The gadgets:
- Geiger counter
- Dr No's mechanical dragon with a flame shooter mouth designed to scare off the locals.

Quotes:

Honey Ryder: Are you looking for shells too?
James Bond: No, I'm just looking.

Dr. No: That's a Dom Perignon '55, it would be a pity to break it
James Bond: I prefer the '53 myself...


Trivia:

- Sean Connery is morbidly afraid of spiders so a stuntman had to perform the scene with the spider crawling over Bond.

- Title designer Maurice Binder designed the gun barrel opening at the last minute, by pointing a pinhole camera through a real gun barrel. The actor in the sequence is not Connery, but stuntman Bob Simmons. Connery didn't film the sequence himself until Thunderball (1965).

- The white bikini worn by Ursula Andress in the movie was sold by her at Christie's Auctions in London on 14 February 2001 for 35,000 UK pounds.

- Ursuala's heavy Swiss accent meant her dialogue had to overdubbed by actress Nikki Van der Zyl.

 -Fleming was initially sceptical of Sean Connery as 007 but after seeing the first film and visiting on set, he came to approve highly of Connery's portrayal of his secret agent. He even gave Bond Scottish heritage in the later novels as tribute to Connery.

- As the first James Bond movie, Dr No doesn't have the traditional title song and instead the classic Bond musical score is introduced.

 


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