Dr. No


Dr. No Review

Bond #1 laid the groundwork for one of cinema's most enduring franchises, with 007 (Sean Connery) and his mean streak, sent to Jamaica to investigate the murder of another double-O agent. Here he hooks up with CIA agent Felix Leiter (Jack Lord) and a gaggle of sexy ladies who either need dispatching or romancing. Naturally there's a super villain with an impossibly expensive lair to be infiltrated (the first of at least a dozen of these that he'll do time in) and a take-over-the-world plot to be foiled. Unfortunately the plot is not one of Bond's absolutely most memorable (the title sequence is particularly tragic), though it has all the elements we've come to expect. Entry #2, From Russia with Love, would refine the formula a bit, leading up to the series' most memorable entry of all, Goldfinger. Still, essential viewing for any Bond fanatic.

Bond #1.

Dr. No

Facts and Figures

Genre: Action/Adventure

Run time: 110 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 8th May 1963

Box Office Worldwide: $59.6M

Budget: $1.1M

Distributed by: United Artists

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Eon Productions


Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Fresh: 46 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: Albert R. Broccoli,

Starring: as James Bond, as Honey Ryder, as Dr. No, Jack Lord as Felix Leiter, as M, as Professor Dent, Zena Marshall as Miss Taro, John Kitzmiller as Quarrel, Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench, as Miss Moneypenny, Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd