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Goldfinger
Director: Guy Hamilton (Dir)
Release Date:   1964
Duration (in mins):  108
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Cast: Sean Connery  (James Bond)
  Gert Fröbe  (Goldfinger)
  Honor Blackman  (Pussy Galore)
 

Summary: Auric Goldfinger, one of the wealthiest and most evil men in the world, is suspected of depleting England's gold reserve through smuggling. Secret agent James Bond is assigned to investigate the matter. He meets Goldfinger at a Miami hotel and learns Goldfinger's method of cheating in high stake card games. Jill, the smuggler's secretary, views the other players' hands through a telescope and relays the information to her boss through his hearing aid. When Jill becomes attracted to Bond, Goldfinger murders her by coating her body with heavy gold paint. Bond then trails Goldfinger's Rolls Royce across Europe to his Alpine headquarters. Tilly Masterson, Jill's sister, is also trailing Goldfinger, but she is killed by Goldfinger's oriental servant, Oddjob. Bond learns that the Rolls Royce is solid gold and provides the means for smuggling, but he is captured and flown to Goldfinger's Kentucky headquarters by Pussy Galore, Goldfinger's beautiful pilot. Bond learns that Goldfinger is planning to rob Fort Knox by paralyzing the defense forces with gas sprayed from the planes of Pussy's flying circus, and then blowing up the fort with an atomic bomb borrowed from Communist China. Goldfinger proceeds with the plan, and Bond is handcuffed to the bomb; but, unknown to Goldfinger, Pussy, who has succumbed to Bond's charm, changes sides, and warns Washington. The plot is thwarted, and Bond manages to free himself from the bomb only seconds before detonation and then escapes attack from the razor-brimmed hat of Oddjob. Later, as Bond is being flown to meet the President, with Pussy aboard the Air Force jet, he is confronted by Goldfinger disguised as a U. S. general. During a fight, Goldfinger is killed when he is sucked out of the plane window; Bond and Pussy parachute to safety. 

Distribution Company: United Artists
Production Company: Danjaq, S. A.
Eon Productions, Ltd.
Director: Guy Hamilton (Dir)
  Bob Simmons (Action seq dir)
  Frank Ernst (Asst dir)
Producer: Harry Saltzman (Pres)
  Albert R. Broccoli (Pres)
  Harry Saltzman (Prod)
  Albert R. Broccoli (Prod)
Writer: Richard Maibaum (Scr)
  Paul Dehn (Scr)

Subject Major: Air pilots
  Airplanes
  Alps
  Atomic bomb
  Cheating
  Conspiracy
  Disguise
  Fort Knox (KY)
  Gambling
  Gold
  James Bond (Fictional character)
  London (England)
  Miami Beach (FL)
  Millionaires
  Murder
  Organized crime
  Asians
  Parachutes and parachuting
  Robbery
  Rolls-Royce automobiles
  Secret agents
  Sisters
  Smuggling

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