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Dr. No

Synopsis

Dr. No is a Spy film with a space connection which was released in 1962 and is directed by Terence Young. The film's theme tune is 'James Bond Theme' and was sung by John Barry & Orchestra.

After the death of John Strangways, the M.I.6. Station Chief in Jamaica, M instructs James Bond to investigate.

On arrival in Jamaica, James begins his investigations. After searching the dead agents home, he finds the boatman, Quarrel who appears in a photo with Stangways at the home. The boatman appears uncooperative and tries to beat up Bond. The fight is stopped when Felix Leiter appears and introduces himself. Felix and Quarrel reveal themselves to be a CIA agents. Felix had been shadowing Bond since the moment he landed. The CIA reveal why they are here on the Island, they are investigating signals that are interrupting NASA space flights. Quarrel reveals that they believe that the signals are coming from Crab Key, an Island owned by a reclusive Dr. Julius No. After persuading Quarrel to take him to Crab Key, James sets off to visit the Island.

On the Island he meets a bikini-clad shell hunter called Honey Ryder who tells him of the Dragon on the Island. James dismisses the hocum and decides to stay the night to investigate. That night, they come across the Dragon which turns out to be a mechanized fire-breathing machine and are captured by the SPECTRE agents and taken to the base.

James meets Dr. No for the first time who explains what he plans to do. James manages to escape and cause an overheat of the cooling system that results in the bases` destruction.

Cast Members

Dr. No ( Joseph Wiseman )


Dr. No ( Joseph Wiseman ) Dr. No played by Joseph Wiseman was the first enemy from SPECTRE that James Bond faced in the films. The first enemy that James faced in the books was Le Chiffre. Dr. No was a wealthy businessman who had a secret lair on Crab Key island which he uses a mechanical dragon to frighten people away from what he was doing. His ultimate aim to bring down the United States space programme which he might have succeeded if it wasn`t for James Bond. Dr. No has a mechanical having lost in a previous incident unrelated to what he is doing there in Crab Key.

Honey Ryder ( Ursula Andress )


Honey Ryder ( Ursula Andress ) Honey Ryder was the first Bond girl to assist James Bond in defeating a terrorist. James meets Honey as she comes out of the water in Crab Key singing `Underneath the Mango Tree` where James joins in. Honey is a shell collector and threatens James that if he tries to take her shells, he will live to regret it. He asssures her his intentions are most honourable. They are captured by Dr. No`s hench-men and taken inside Dr. No`s facility. They are treated well as guests and then held in prison. When James escapes, he blows up the place and rescues Honey.

The scene where James meets Honey Rider has been parodied and copied and been the inspiration for many other films such as Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me. In Die Another Day, there is a nod to the meeting when James meets Jinx for the first time, the bikini is not white though.

Quarrel ( John Kitzmiller )


Quarrel ( John Kitzmiller ) Quarrel is a Cayman Island who assists James Bond in two books but he only appears in one film. The other book that Quarrel appears in is Live and Let Die which in the book order came first. To get round the anomaly, in Live and Let Die film, Quarrel`s character becomes Quarrel Jr., Quarrels descendent. They couldn`t do it any other way because Quarrel is killed off in Dr. No.

Quarrel is killed by the dragon that inhabits the island of Crab Keys where Dr. No is working on his plan to thwart the U.S. space program with a nuclear disaster.

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Associated Characters

Bill TannerMMiss MoneypennyMr WhiteQ

Associated Spaceships

Moonraker    

Associated Films

A View to a KillCasino Royale 1967Casino Royale 2006
Diamonds Are ForeverDie Another DayFor Your Eyes Only
From Russia With LoveGoldeneyeGoldfinger
Licence to KillLive and Let DieMoonraker
Never Say Never AgainOctopussyOn Her Majesty's Secret Service
Quantum of SolaceSkyfallThe Living Daylights
The Man with the Golden GunThe Spy Who Loved MeThe World is Not Enough
ThunderballTomorrow Never DiesYou Only Live Twice



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