Dr. No (film)

Terence Young directed the 1962 spy Dr. No. It is based on Ian Fleming’s 1958 book of the same name.

It is the first in the , starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, and Jack Lord, and was adapted by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, and Berkely Mather.

The was produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli, who worked together until 1975.

In the , is dispatched to Jamaica to look into the disappearance of another agent.

The trail takes him to Dr. No’s subterranean stronghold, where he plans to use a radio beam weapon to interrupt an early space launch from Cape Canaveral.

Despite being the first Bond novel to be adapted into a , Dr. No was not the first of Fleming’s novels.

The character had his d├ębut in Casino Royale, but the includes a few nods to threads from prior books.

This also refers to later books in the , notably as the criminal organization SPECTRE, which was established in the 1961 novel Thunderball.