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Dr. No
Director: Terence Young (Dir)
Release Date:   1963
Premiere Information:   Denver, Colorado, opening: 8 May 1963
Duration (in mins):   105
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Cast:   Sean Connery (James Bond)  
    Ursula Andress (Honey)  
    Joseph Wiseman (Dr. No)  
    Jack Lord (Felix Leiter)  
    Bernard Lee ("M")  
    Anthony Dawson (Professor Dent)  
    John Kitzmiller (Quarrel)  
    Zena Marshall (Miss Taro)  
    Eunice Gayson (Sylvia)  
    Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny)  
    Lester Prendergast (Puss-Feller)  
    Tim Moxon (Strangways)  
    Margaret LeWars (Girl photographer)  
    Reggie Carter (Jones)  
    Peter Burton (Major Boothroyd)  
    William Foster-Davis (Duff)  
    Louis Blaazar (Playdell-Smith)  
    Michele Mok (Sister Rose)  
    Dolores Keator (Mary)  

Summary: British Secret Service Agent 007 James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and his secretary. Upon his arrival, Bond experiences attempts on his life through an automobile crash, by means of a tarantula, and by seduction by Miss Taro. Bond, aided by the American CIA agent Felix Leiter, links the murders to Dr. No, a mad scientist operating from Crab Key; and despite the natives' fear of the key because of the legend of a fire-breathing dragon, he persuades Quarrel, a black man, to transport him there and assist him in the investigation. Landing, they encounter Honey, a blonde, bikini-clad, shell-hunter; and after they are spotted by Dr. No's patrol boat, Bond persuades Honey to join them. Trying frantically to escape, they are cornered by a flamethrowing tank (the dragon of the legend), which kills Quarrel. Bond and Honey are captured and imprisoned in Dr. No's secret base, where they learn of his experiments to divert the course of rockets fired from Cape Canaveral. Bond escapes from his cell by means of a ventilator shaft and intercepts Dr. No just as he is ready to deflect another rocket. In a death struggle, Dr. No is killed, and Bond flicks every switch in the laboratory; but before the final explosion, he rescues Honey and they escape in a motor launch. 

Production Company: Eon Productions, Ltd.  
Distribution Company: United Artists  
Director: Terence Young (Dir)
  Clive Reed (Asst dir)
  David Anderson (Asst dir)
  John Meadows (1st, 2d & 3d asst dir)
Producer: Harry Saltzman (Prod)
  Albert R. Broccoli (Prod)
Writer: Richard Maibaum (Scr)
  Johanna Harwood (Scr)
  Berkely Mather (Scr)
Photography: Ted Moore (Dir of photog)
  John Winbolt (Cam op)
  John Shinerock (Focus)
Art Direction: Ken Adam (Prod des)
  Syd Cain (Asst art dir)
Film Editor: Peter Hunt (Film ed)
Set Decoration: Alan Tomkins (Chief draughtsman)
Costumes: John Brady (Ward master)
  Eileen Sullivan (Ward mistress)
Music: Monty Norman (Mus comp)
  Burt Rhodes (Orch)
  Eric Rogers (Cond)
Sound: Wally Milner (Sd mix)
  John Dennis (Sd mix)
  Don Wortham (Boom op)
  Stanley Samworth (Location sd cam op)
Special Effects: Frank George (Spec eff)
Make Up: John O'Gorman (Makeup)
  Eileen Warwick (Hairdresser)
Production Misc: L. C. Rudkin (Prod mgr)
  Helen Whitson (Cont)
  Maureen Whitty (Prod secy)
  Bert Cann (Stills)
  James Liggat (Casting)
  Bob Simmons (Ch stuntman)
  Reg Blackburn (Chargehand elec)
  Maurice Binder (Main titles)
Animation: Trevor Bond (Anim)
  Robert Ellis (Anim)
Country: Great Britain and United States
Language: English
Series: James Bond

Songs: "James Bond Theme," words and music by John Barry Orchestra.
Composer: John Barry Orchestra
Source Text: Based on the novel Dr. No by Ian Fleming (London, 1958).
Authors: Ian Fleming

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Eon Productions 5/10/1962 dd/mm/yyyy LP24719

Physical Properties: col: Technicolor
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Genre: Melodrama
 
Subjects (Major): Automobile accidents
  Cape Canaveral (FL)
  Dragons
  Explosions
  Flamethrowers
  Great Britain. Intelligence Service
  Islands
  Jamaica
  James Bond (Fictional character)
  Laboratories
  Motorboats
  Murder
  African Americans
  Rockets and rocketry
  Scientists
  Secret agents
  Seduction
  Spiders
  Tanks (Military science)
  United States. Central Intelligence Agency

Note: Copyright length: 111 min. Opened in London in Oct 1962. 

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