Stars: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 110 minutes
Released in 1962, this first James Bond movie remains one of the best, and serves as an entertaining reminder that the Bond series began (in keeping with Ian Fleming's novels) with a surprising lack of gadgetry and big-budget fireworks. Sean Connery was just 32 years old when he won the role of Agent 007. In his first adventure James Bond is called to Jamaica where a colleague and secretary have been mysteriously killed. With an American CIA agent (Jack Lord, pre-Hawaii Five-O), they discover that the nefarious Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman) is scheming to blackmail the U.S. government with a device capable of deflecting and destroying U.S. rockets launched from Cape Canaveral. Of course, Bond takes time off from his exploits to enjoy the company of a few gorgeous women, including the bikini-clad Ursula Andress. She gloriously kicks off the long-standing tradition of Bond women who know how to please their favorite secret agent. A sexist anachronism? Maybe, but this is Bond at his purest, kicking off a series of movies that shows no sign of slowing down. --Jeff Shannon
James! Where have you been? I've been searching all over London for you.
007 is here sir.
Moneypenny! What gives?
Me, given an ounce of encouragement. You've never taken me to dinner looking like this. You've never taken me to dinner, period.
I would, you know. Only I would be court-martialed for tampering with government property.
Flattery will get you nowhere... but don't stop trying.
I'm a member of SPECTRE
SPECTRE. Special Executive for Counter Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, Extortion. The four great cornerstones of power headed by the greatest brains in the world.
Correction. Criminal brains!
The successful criminal brain is always superior. It has to be!
That's it. Hundred honors and ninety below.
Professor R. J. Dent:
Nicely done, Strangways. I have to give it to you.
I must leave you for a few minutes. Order a round on my chit, will you Professor.
Professor R. J. Dent:
Damn it all! Must you break off at this time every evening?
Sorry, General. My managing director is a creature of habit. There's a call booked through to me every day about this time.