Dr. No

Dr. No


Arriving in Jamaica to investigate the suspected murder of a fellow agent and his secretary, James Bond eludes several attempts on his life. With the help of CIA agent Felix Leiter and local fisherman Quarrel, Bond follows the sinister trail of Dr. No to his island Crab Key. Shortly after landing on the beach with Quarrel, Bond encounters alluring shell collector Honey Ryder. The three uninvited visitors are hunted down by Dr. No’s private army, who kill Quarrel and take Bond and Honey to Dr. No’s magnificent lair. Their megalomaniac host, Dr. No tells Bond that by utilising the nuclear laboratory on site, he plans to destroy the US Space program as his first move towards world domination. Bond outwits Dr. No who falls victim to his own scheme and dies. Rescuing Honey Ryder, Bond commandeers a motorboat and together they escape from Crab Key, seconds before it explodes, leaving the final devastation of Dr. No’s laboratory behind.


Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Bernard Lee, Jack Lord, Anthony Dawson, Lois Maxwell, John Kitzmiller, Zena Marshall, Eunice Gayson, Peter Burton, Yvonne Shima, Michel Mok, Marguerite LeWars


Harry Saltzman
Albert R. Broccoli


Terence Young

Release Date

6 October 1962 (UK)
8 May 1963 (USA)

World Premiere

5 October 1962, London Pavilion Cinema, London


Jamaica; Pinewood Studios, Bucks, UK


“James Bond Theme” – written by Monty Norman, played and arranged by the John Barry Orchestra


Bond arrives in Jamaica in a Pan Am Boeing 707; Bond’s Sunbeam Alpine, Strangways’ Ford Anglia 105E, hitman’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible; Dent’s Vauxhall PA Cresta sedan, Leiter’s 1961 Chevrolet Impala sedan; 3 Blind Mice’s LaSalle hearse


  • Bond’s Walther PPK 7.65mm
  • Bond’s Berretta
  • Tarantula
  • Dent’s Smith & Wesson
  • Nuclear reactor
  • Dragon Tank’s flame-throwers
  • Cigarette laced with cyanide
  • Geiger counter activator


Vodka Martini is Bond’s first cinematic drink in Dr. No

We get a rare glimpse of the interior of Bond’s London townhouse. The only other films that show Bond’s living space are Live And Let Die and Spectre

The only Bond film not to have a pre-title sequence

Norman Wanstall created the muffled sound for the silenced gun that Bond uses which is not like the real sound of a silenced gun. His cinematic sound has been copied so often many people believe this is what a silenced gun really sounds like

Production Designer Ken Adam incorporated many moving parts on his sets. In the decontamination scene Bond and Honey are transported through showers on a ‘moving walkway’ now known as travelators