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Dr No / Doctor No

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.40 /10
Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord
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Directed by: Terence Young
Written by: Richard Malbaum, Johnana Harwood, Berkeley Mather from Ian Fleming's novel

Released: 1962
Origin: GB
Length: 111


A British spy (Sean Connery, pictured right) investigates the murder in Jamaica of another secret agent and his secretary.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Made on a lower budget than its successors, this action-packed adventure nevertheless lays down the template for all future Bond movies. Sean Connery bears little relation to Ian Fleming's Old Etonian creation, but he has a rugged virility which made him more attractive to a mass international audience. The gadgetry and special effects had not yet overwhelmed the narrative; by far the most special effect is the moment when Ursula Andress (pictured left) rises out of the ocean.
“Sean Connery? I’m looking for Commander James Bond, not an overgrown stunt-man.”
(Ian Fleming)

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