Dr. No is the first 007 film and was legendary in launching the longest running film series franchise in history as well as the career of its lead actor, Sean Connery. Directed by Terrence Young, the film was adapted on the Ian Fleming novel of the same name and turned the British super spy into a super icon of pop culture which has been imitated and satirized over the decades.
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- Sean Connery as James Bond
- Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder
- Joseph Wiseman as Dr. Julius No
- Jack Lord as Felix Leiter
- Bernard Lee as M
- Anthony Dawson as Professor R.J. Dent
- John Kitzmiller as Quarrel
- Zena Marshall as Miss Taro
- Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench
- Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
- Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd
- Timothy Moxon as John Strangways
- Reginald Carter as Mr. Jones
- Yvonne Shima as Sister Lily
- Michel Mok as Sister Rose
- Marguerite LeWars as Annabelle Chung
- Dolores Keator as Mary
- The author Ian Fleming was originally quite dismayed with the choice of Sean Connery in the role of his secret agent; Bond was English and Connery was Scottish, Bond was upper-class and Connery was working-class, Bond was refined and educated and Connery was too rugged. However after seeing Dr. No, Fleming proclaimed that Connery was perfectly cast. A number of Fleming's future 007 books would in fact, draw inspiration from Connery as James Bond was retroactively proclaimed to be of 'Scottish' ancestry.