Dr. No Poster

Release Date: May 8th, 1963

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 1997

PG|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 (Sean Connery) battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress), to confront a megalomaniacal villain in his massive island headquarters.

Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, Zena Marshall, Eunice Gayson, Lois Maxwell, Margaret LeWars

Director: Terence Young

Genres: Action

Production Co: Danjaq Productions

Distributors: United Artists

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The beginning of the super-successful franchise, this remains one of the most satisfying Bond films. show more

  • The other is a scene, improvised on the set, when Bond does a double take on seeing Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington (recently stolen from London's National Gallery) in Dr No's palatial living room. It's the funniest moment in any Bond picture and one of cinema's great art jokes. show more

  • There are no gadgets, forcing Bond to rely on his ingenuity (in one scene, when he needs to breathe while submerged, he uses hollowed-out reeds as air tubes). The single car chase is reasonably straightforward. And, for the only time in the series, 007 is unmistakably brutalized, appearing bloody, beaten, and disheveled as a result. show more

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