|“Dr No runs the place like a concentration camp - I've heard some funny rumours, but no-one's ever complained …”|
The first James Bond movie, Dr No, was produced in 1962 and is based on the Ian Fleming novel of the same name.
Starring Sean Connery as secret agent 007, the film set a precedent for what would become one of the most popular and influential series in film history.
James Bond travels to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a colleague. His discoveries take him to the picturesque island of Crab Key.
Here, Bond finds the beautiful Honey Ryder (Andress) coming out of the water in a white bikini - one of the most famous moments in cinematic history.
Bond and Honey are subsequently captured by the mysterious Dr Julius No (Wiseman), a reclusive scientific genius, of SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, Extortion).
Dr No has an evil plan which involves sabotaging the US Space Programme. Honey and Bond triumph after an amazing escape from Doctor No's lair.
Sean Connery James Bond
Ursula Andress Honey Ryder
Joseph Wiseman Dr Julius No
Jack Lord Felix Leiter
Bernard Lee M
Anthony Dawson Professor Dent
Zena Marshall Miss Taro
John Kitzmiller Quarrel
Eunice Gayson Sylvia Trench
Lois Maxwell Miss Moneypenny
Peter Burton Major Boothroyd
Yvonne Shima Sister Lily
Michel Mok Sister Rose
Margaret Le Wars Photographer
William Foster-Davis Superintendent Duff
Dolores Keator Mary Prescott
Reginald Carter Jones
Louis Blaazer Pleydell-Smith
Colonel Burton General Potter
‘The First James Bond Film Adventure’
‘The James Bond Theme’ played by John Barry & Orchestra
Honey Ryder: ‘What are you doing here? Looking for shells?’
James Bond: ‘No, I’m just looking.’
Doctor No: ‘East, West, just points of the compass, each as stupid as the other.’
Doctor No: ‘Unfortunately I overestimated you; you are just a stupid policeman whose luck has run out.’
Three Blind Mice
In the first James Bond movie, MI6 agent John Strangways was killed after leaving the prestigious Queen's Club in Kingston, Jamaica. The suspects are believed to be assassins working for the mysterious Dr No.
Later Strangway's secretary was assassinated by the ruthless Three Blind Mice as she was about to radio MI6 Headquarters in London with information concerning the activities of Dr No in Jamaica.
Kingston Airport Pickup
Agent 007 was wary of his driver after he was collected from Kingston's airport. As the car sped along the Palisadoes they were soon being chased by another vehicle. Bond then instructed the driver to turn off the road and proceeded to interrogate the man.
Palisadoes - Jamaica
One of the loyal henchmen in the first James Bond movie was Professor Dent, a metallurgist based in Kingston. He was given a tarantula spider to kill Agent 007 after informing his superior of Bond's arrival.
When this murder attempt was unsuccessful, Dent tried to kill Bond with his gun - a decision that proved to be a grave mistake.
The dangerous Dr No had various undercover agents in Jamaica to operate on his behalf including the attractive Miss Taro.
In a romantic rendezvous at her hillside residence she attempted to have 007 murdered.
The incredibly self-assured Dr No, was a radioactivity specialist and a leading representative of the dangerous organisation of SPECTRE.
He intended to devastate the space plans of the United States by severely interfering with rocket launches at Cape Canaveral.
In the first James Bond movie, 007 was rather astounded when a beautiful young woman came out of the water on an idyllic Crab Key beach.
A beach on Crab Key
Filming for this scene took place in and around Dunn's River Falls, Jamaica.
In the first James Bond movie, James Bond was ably assisted by Quarrel, a daring officer from the Central Intelligence Agency. He was killed by the flames from an enemy vehicle after taking Bond to the treacherous Crab Key.
Stories of a sinister looking dragon lurking on the island of Crab Key ensured sightseers were always kept at bay.
In actuality, the so-called dragon the public had seen was a tank-like vehicle armed with a lethal flamethrower.
A lady attempted to photograph Bond at the Kingston Airport pretending to be a journalist. Agent 007 then proceeded to ruin the film in the camera after being suspicious.
Dr No's Base
James Bond was detained by the guards of Dr No and subsequently locked into a small room. Time would soon be up for the gorgeous Honey Ryder as well as 007.
Dr No's Crab Key Base
Unless Bond was able to escape by some means, then Dr No would not only kill them, but wipe out the United States' space plans.
007 was able to make it to the centre of Dr No's base on Crab Key after using his cunning skills and survival instincts - he had to conquer an electrified barricade, scorching temperatures, and a flood of water in a nuclear shaft.
The Hands of the Villain
The master villain of the first James Bond movie, Dr No, had lost his hands due to the terrible consequences of his explorations into nuclear power.
However, he invented mechanical hands in order to beat this impediment - the hands had the power to reduce stone to fine particles, yet he could still not carry out the simple task of shaking hands with Bond.
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