The 1962 hit spy movie Doctor No has been based on Ian Fleming’s novel in the same name. It is the first movie in the James Bond franchise that Terence Young directed. The adaptation has been done by Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather, and Richard Maibaum and produced collaboratively by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman.
The movie gained massive profits after its opening on October 5, 1962, in the UK despite being made on a low budget. The movie also happens to have created the famous theme music associated with the character James Bond. The movie was also made into a comic book series.
What do You Need to Know Before Watching it Without Spoilers?
The movie has its lead character named James Bond, who is an intelligence officer for MI6 that is sent to Jamaica by the head M post disappearance of the fellow mate John Strangways to look into the matter. His new venture eventually leads him to the underground world of Dr. Nowho has some evil plans to furnish.
He is preparing for hindering the American Space program going to take place from Cape Canaveral using a radio beam weapon. The protagonist must do anything to stop him from creating destruction.
Who are All there in Doctor No?
The cast includes Sean Connery in the role of protagonist James Bond, Bernard Lee in the role of head of M, Ursula Andress in the role of Honey Ryder, John Kitzmiller in the role of Quarrel, Joseph Wiseman in the role of Dr. Julius No, Jack Lord in the role of Felix Leiter, Lois Maxwell in the role of Miss Moneypenny, Anthony Dawson in the role of Professor R.J. Dent, Zena Marshall in the role of Miss Taro, and Eunice Gayson in the role of Sylvia Trench.
Peter Burton in the role of Major Boothroyd, Reginald Carter in the role of Mr. Jones, Timothy Moxon in the role of John Strangways,Michel Mok in the role of Sister Rose, Yvonne Shima in the role of Sister Lily, Louis Blaazer in the role of Pleydell-Smith andMarguerite LeWars in the role of Annabel Chung.
Is it Worth Watching?
Upon its release, the movie received mixed reactions, but as time passed, it became one of the best installments made in the James Bond franchise. If you are a true James Bond franchise fan, then this initial Bond movie is a definite watch for you. Having received a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 7.2/10 IMDb score, and a 78% Metacritic rating, the movie has a fairly good balance of action, humor, and thriller, which will not disappoint the fans.
Throughout the years, the movie and the James Bond character have gained immense popularity; like Premiere listed Bond as the 5th character in a movie of all time, and the movie ranked 41st in 1999 BFI Top 100 British Films. So, it won’t be a great idea if you wish to skip it!
Where to Watch Doctor No?
The movie can be enjoyed on VOD service providers like iTunes, Amazon Prime Videos, Vudu, YouTube TV, and Google Play Movies by either renting it or purchasing. However, the movie is available on Paramount Plus to stream with a monthly subscription of $4.99 per month post a week free trial.