"Bond, James Bond." These words and Monty Norman Orchestra's James Bond Theme became the immortal introduction to a legendary film series spanning over 50 years!
Sean Connery falls easily into the role of James Bond, 00-Agent and notorious lothario, sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent. This leads him into the path of the evil Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman), who is plotting a disruption of the American space program.
Who can forget when Honey Ryder, played by Ursula Andress, emerges from the water gathering shells in a white bikini? The scene forever cemented her as the first and the ultimate Bond girl!
James Bond: Sean Connery
Bond Villian: Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman)
Bond Girl: Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress)
Theme Song: James Bond Theme by Monty Norman Orchestra
Did You Know?
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Ian Fleming didn't originally like the casting of Sean Connery as James Bond. Bond was English and Connery was Scottish, Bond was upper-class and Connery was working-class, Bond was refined and educated and Connery was too rugged. After seeing the film, Fleming softened and decided that Connery was perfectly cast.
Ursula Andress' dialog was looped by voice artist Nikki Van der Zyl. It was her task to recreate Andress' voice but give it only a mild accent.
The studio's Japanese affiliate originally translated the title as "We Don't Want Doctors!"
Sean Connery is morbidly afraid of spiders. The shot of the spider in his bed was originally done with a sheet of glass between him and the spider, but when this didn't look realistic enough, the scene was re-shot with the stuntman.
A Francisco de Goya painting of the Duke of Wellington, stolen in 1961, is found on an easel next to the stairs in Dr. No's dining area, which is why Bond stops to notice it as he passes it while going up the stairs. It was recovered in 1965.
Source: "Dr. No (1962) - Trivia." IMDb.com. Internet Movie Database, 07 March 2014.
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