Dr. No

Eon Productions Released 1962




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Movie Summary

Terence Young

Following the murder of a British intelligence officer in Jamaica, James Bond is dispatched by the spy agency MI6 to investigate his suspicious death. The officer in question was working with the CIA to look into the disruption, via radio jamming, of launches from Cape Canaveral. Bond, the charming and resourceful secret agent, must unravel a mystery that includes a heavily guarded private island owned by a shadowy man named Dr. No, warnings from frightened locals that a dragon guards the island, and a beautiful woman caught in the middle. With danger lurking at every turn, Bond must sort friend from foe to stop the designs of an evil mastermind in his attempts to gain world domination.


Metacritic Score

  • 90

    The Guardian

    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...

  • 80

    Empire Kim Newman

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

  • 75

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    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 ...

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • James Bond: (entering his room to find Sylvia wearing his pajamas and putting golf balls) Tell me...do you always dress this way for golf?
      Sylvia Trench: I changed into something more comfortable. Oh, I hope I did the right thing.
      James Bond: You did the right thing, but you picked the wrong moment. I have to leave immediately.
      Sylvia Trench: Oh, that's too bad. Just as things were getting interesting again. (kisses Bond) When did you say you have to leave?
      James Bond: Immediately...(Sylvia kisses him again)...almost immediately.

    • M: (after briefing Bond about his mission to Jamaica) Give me your gun. Yes, I thought so...this damned Beretta again. I've told you about this before. You tell him...for the last time.
      Major Boothroyd: It's nice and light... in a lady's handbag. No stopping power.
      M: Any comments, 007?
      James Bond: I disagree, sir. I've used the Beretta for ten years. I've never missed with it yet.
      M: Maybe not, but it jammed on your last job. You spent six months in the hospital in consequence. If you carry a double-0 number, it means you're licensed to kill, not get killed. And another thing... since I've been head of MI6, there's been a 40% drop in double-0 operative casualties and I want it to stay that way. You'll carry the Walther... unless, of course, you prefer to go back to standard intelligence duties.
      James Bond: No, sir. I would not.
      M: Then from now on, you carry a different gun. Show him.
      Major Boothroyd: (handing Bond the gun) Walther PPK. It's 7.65 mil, with a delivery like a brick through a plate glass window. Takes a Brausch silencer with very little reduction in muzzle velocity. The American CIA swear by them.
      M: Thank you, Major Boothroyd.

    • Miss Moneypenny: (admiring Bond's tuxedo) You never take me to dinner looking like this, James... you never take me to dinner, period.
      James Bond: I would, you know, only M would have me court-martialed for illegal use of government property.
      Miss Moneypenny: Flattery will get you nowhere... but don't stop trying!

  • NOTES (5)

    • Production Budget - $1,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $16,067,035 (4th)
      Worldwide Gross - $59,567,035 (2nd)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $187,295,722
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $694,381,437

    • Other production companies:
      United Artists (distributor)

    • Taglines:
      1. His name is Bond; James Bond.
      2. The First James Bond Film Adventure!
      3. JAMES BOND, Agent 007!
      4. Spend a night with James Bond!
      5. The first screen adventure for agent 007 - Bond, James Bond.
      6. Miss Honey and Miss Galore Have James Bond Back For More!
      7. NOW meet the most extraordinary gentleman spy in all fiction!...JAMES BOND, Agent 007!
      8. 007 The double "O" means he has a license to kill when he chooses...where he chooses...whom he chooses!

    • Filming locations include:
      Afro-Chinese Section, Kingston, Jamaica
      Cement Factory, Kingston, Jamaica
      Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
      Downtown, Kingston, Jamaica
      Dunn's River Falls, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica
      Falmouth, Jamaica
      Foothills, Blue Mountain, Jamaica
      Hampton House, London, England
      Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, England
      Kaiser Terminal, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica
      New Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
      Kingston, Jamaica
      Laughing Waters Beach, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica
      Laughing Waters Estate, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
      Les Ambassadeurs Club, Mayfair, London, England
      Liguanea Club, New Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
      London, England
      Magenta Drive, Jamaica
      Montego Bay, Cornwall, Jamaica
      Morgan's Harbour Hotel, Morgan's Harbour, Kingston, Jamaica
      New Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
      Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica
      North Shore, Jamaica
      Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica
      Oncaros, Jamaica
      Palisadoes, Jamaica
      Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
      Queen's Club, New Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
      Queensborough House, London, England
      Reynold's Bauxite Docks, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica
      River Thames, London, England
      Rolling River, Jamaica
      Sans Souci Resort, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica
      Scotler's Wharf, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
      St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
      Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
      Vanzie Swamp Salt Marsh, Falmouth, Jamaica
      Victoria Market, Kingston, Jamaica
      White River, Jamaica

    • Music:
      Under the Mango Tree
      Composed by Monty Norman
      Sung by Diana Coupland
      Jump Up
      Composed by Monty Norman
      James Bond Theme
      Composed by Monty Norman
      Arranged by John Barry
      Played by John Barry & Orchestra


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Classics, Espionage