PG | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.
Ian Fleming wrote the story of 'Dr. No' in 1956 for an episode of a never-produced television series, "James Gunn Secret Agent", with the episode being titled "Commander Jamaica". The unused treatment was then expanded and used for the sixth James Bond novel 'Dr No' which had a working title of "The Wound Man" . Fleming based the character of Dr. No on Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu.
Now, don't worry, Quarrel. Everything's going to be fine.
Quarrel: You say so, Captain. Bottom part of where my belly used to be tells me different.
James Bond: For me, Crab Key's going to be a gentle relaxation.
Felix Leiter: From what? Dames?
James Bond: No, from being a clay pigeon.
In the dinner scene with Doctor No, when Honey is about to be taken away, Bond is shown in close-up shots holding up the table knife with both hands, but in the other shots his arms are down.
The opening credits are a montage composed of flashing lights, dancing people and finally the three blind men walking around.
For the UK cinema version the BBFC made cuts to reduce the number of gunshots fired by Bond at Dent from 6 to 2, to remove blows and a knee kick during Bond's fight with the chauffeur, and to replace Dr No's line "I'm sure she will amuse the guards" with "The guards will amuse her." Most releases feature the edited print, except for a considered-legendary 1982 VHS/Betamax release, which was confirmed in 2019 to contain the uncut version of the film