History Trivia / DrNo

21st Sep '16 7:07:51 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: First, it was ignored by many studios. Then Creator/UnitedArtists [[AndYouThoughtItWouldFail gave little money and attention on the US release]]. 23 movies later...

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: ItWillNeverCatchOn:
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First, it was ignored by many studios. Then Creator/UnitedArtists [[AndYouThoughtItWouldFail gave little money and attention on the US release]]. 23 movies later...later...
** Joseph Wiseman was quoted as saying that he initially thought the film was another "Charlie Chan mystery".
19th Sep '16 2:08:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/SeanConnery and Ursula Andress had an affair during filming. It was called off when his wife became pregnant.
19th Sep '16 1:39:16 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** ''We Don't Want a Doctor''/''Dr. No: 007 Is The Killing Number'' (Japan).
** ''Licence to Kill''/''Agent 007: Licence to Kill'' (Italy).
** ''James Bond Versus Dr. No'' (Belgium & France).
** ''Dr. No: Mission-Killing''/''Agent 007 - Mission: Kill Dr. No'' (Denmark).
** ''James Bond Chases Dr. No'' (Germany).
** ''Agent 007 With A Licence To Kill'' (Sweden).
** ''Agent 007 Versus Dr. No'' (Spain).
** ''James Bond, Agent 007 Against Dr. No'' (Greece).
** ''007 Seized The Secret Island'' (China).
** ''007 - The Secret Agent'' (Portugal).
** ''007 And Dr. No'' (Finland).
** ''007 Against The Satanic Dr. No'' (Brazil & Spanish-speaking South America).
* DeletedScene:
** A sequence extracted from the final cut had No forcing Bond to radio Felix Leiter, telling him that he had discovered nothing of any interest on Crab Key in return for a less painful death for both Bond and Ryder.
** A cut scene featured Honey Ryder waiting in her room in the finale, armed with a bottle of booze. When Bond arrives, she collapses into his arms and Bond catches both her and the bottle. With a manly dash, he pops the cork from the bottle with his teeth, takes a good belt, throws the bottle away and sweeps Ryder into his arms, carrying her to safety.



* ExecutiveMeddling: Were it not for censorship, we could have seen Ursula Andress naked in her first scene, as in the novel.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: ExecutiveMeddling:
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Were it not for censorship, we could have seen Ursula Andress naked in her first scene, as in the novel.novel.
** Also, when Bond enters his apartment at the beginning, and finds Sylvia Trench playing golf, she was originally supposed to be nude, but the censors objected to this.
16th Sep '16 3:35:09 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* StarMakingRole: For Creator/SeanConnery.



** Bond's original line was simply "I am James Bond", but Sean Connery felt it was rather weak and [[BondJamesBond went off script]], resulting in one of the most famous movie lines of all time. For the first few takes, he said "Bond, James Bond" without pausing. It was only when he paused for just a split second to light a cigarette between the "Bond" and the "James Bond" that the magic happened.

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** Bond's original line was simply "I am James Bond", but Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery felt it was rather weak and [[BondJamesBond went off script]], resulting in one of the most famous movie lines of all time. For the first few takes, he said "Bond, James Bond" without pausing. It was only when he paused for just a split second to light a cigarette between the "Bond" and the "James Bond" that the magic happened.



** A number of different actors were considered for the role of James Bond. Cary Grant was a strong contender, but he would not commit to more than one or two movies, and Saltzman and Broccoli already knew they were going to make at least five or six. (Grant would later take advantage of the Bond-inspired craze for spy movies by playing a debonair spy in ''Film/{{Charade}}''.)
** Potential actors to play Dr. No included Fleming's next-door neighbor Noel Coward, who famously responded to a telegram asking him to take the role with "Dr. No: No, no, no!" (and who later visited the set with Fleming, nearly disrupting shooting), Fleming's distant cousin Christopher Lee (who would finally get his chance to play a Bond villain in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''), and Creator/MaxVonSydow, who turned it down in order to star in ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'' (he would eventually play Blofeld in the unoficial ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'').

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** A number of different actors were considered for the role of James Bond. Cary Grant Creator/CaryGrant was a strong contender, but he would not commit to more than one or two movies, and Saltzman and Broccoli already knew they were going to make at least five or six. (Grant would later take advantage of the Bond-inspired craze for spy movies by playing a debonair spy in ''Film/{{Charade}}''.)
) Creator/DavidNiven was too old, James Mason was unwilling to sign a multi-picture deal and Patrick [=McGoohan=] disapproved of the womanising.
** Potential actors to play Dr. No included Fleming's next-door neighbor Noel Coward, neighbour Creator/NoelCoward, who famously responded to a telegram asking him to take the role with "Dr. No: No, no, no!" (and who later visited the set with Fleming, nearly disrupting shooting), Fleming's distant cousin Christopher Lee Creator/ChristopherLee (who would finally get his chance to play a Bond villain in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''), and Creator/MaxVonSydow, who turned it down in order to star in ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'' (he would eventually play Blofeld in the unoficial ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'').
26th Aug '16 7:50:47 AM JamesAustin
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* NonSingingVoice: Ursula Andress had a singing voice actress.



** NonSingingVoice: ...who also had a singing voice.



** Potential actors to play Dr. No included Fleming's next-door neighbor Noel Coward, who famously responded to a telegram asking him to take the role with "Dr. No: No, no, no!" (and who later visited the set with Fleming, nearly disrupting shooting), and Fleming's distant cousin Christopher Lee (who would finally get his chance to play a Bond villain in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'').
*** Creator/MaxVonSydow turned it down in order to star in ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold''.

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** Potential actors to play Dr. No included Fleming's next-door neighbor Noel Coward, who famously responded to a telegram asking him to take the role with "Dr. No: No, no, no!" (and who later visited the set with Fleming, nearly disrupting shooting), and Fleming's distant cousin Christopher Lee (who would finally get his chance to play a Bond villain in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'').
*** Creator/MaxVonSydow
''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''), and Creator/MaxVonSydow, who turned it down in order to star in ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold''.''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'' (he would eventually play Blofeld in the unoficial ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'').
6th Jul '16 8:12:25 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Sean Connery is truly terrified of spiders. The arm of a stuntman was used when the tarantula crawled onto Bond. Note the shot when the spider is on his shoulder -- it's walking on a pane of glass. Once you've seen it you can't unsee it.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery is truly terrified of spiders. The arm of a stuntman was used when the tarantula crawled onto Bond. Note the shot when the spider is on his shoulder -- it's walking on a pane of glass. Once you've seen it you can't unsee it.it.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Were it not for censorship, we could have seen Ursula Andress naked in her first scene, as in the novel.


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*** Creator/MaxVonSydow turned it down in order to star in ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold''.
** Creator/JulieChristie was considered for Honey, but was too flat-chested.
6th Jun '16 10:02:33 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** Joseph Wiseman, who played the half-Chinese Dr. No, was Canadian.

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** Joseph Wiseman, who played the half-Chinese German-Chinese Dr. No, was Canadian.



** NonSingingVoice: ...which also had a singing voice.

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** NonSingingVoice: ...which who also had a singing voice.
21st Apr '16 11:47:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Felix Leiter is Jack Lord of ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' fame.
** This [[Film/DialMForMurder isn't the first time]] Anthony Dawson tried to kill somebody, who instead killed him.
31st Mar '16 10:36:03 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* {{Tuckerization}}: This film marks the first appearance of the character Major Boothroyd (later played by Desmond Llewellyn and known simply as "Q"), based on fan and gun expert Geoffrey Boothroyd who informed Fleming the gun he had James Bond using was a wimpy ladies' pistol. (This also formed the basis for Bond's forced gun upgrade in the book and this movie.) The real-life Geoffrey Boothroyd appears in a vintage featurette on the ''Dr. No'' DVD and Blu-ray, in which he demonstrates the relative stopping powers of the two Bond guns, plus his own favorite, a Ruger .44 Magnum.

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* {{Tuckerization}}: This film marks the first appearance of the character Major Boothroyd (later played by Desmond Llewellyn and known simply as "Q"), based on fan and gun expert Geoffrey Boothroyd who informed Fleming the gun the .25 Beretta 418 he had James Bond using was a wimpy ladies' pistol. (This also formed the basis for Bond's forced gun upgrade in the book and this movie.) The real-life Geoffrey Boothroyd appears in a vintage featurette on the ''Dr. No'' DVD and Blu-ray, in which he demonstrates the relative stopping powers of the two Bond guns, plus his own favorite, a Ruger .44 Magnum.
15th Jan '16 3:15:27 PM erforce
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* {{Tuckerization}}: This film marks the first appearance of the character Major Boothroyd (later played by Desmond Llewellyn and known simply as "Q"), based on fan and gun expert Geoffrey Boothroyd who informed Fleming the gun he had James Bond using was a wimpy ladies' pistol. (This also formed the basis for Bond's forced gun upgrade in the book and this movie.) The real-life Geoffrey Boothroyd appears in a vintage featurette on the ''DrNo'' DVD and Blu-ray, in which he demonstrates the relative stopping powers of the two Bond guns, plus his own favorite, a Ruger .44 Magnum.

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* {{Tuckerization}}: This film marks the first appearance of the character Major Boothroyd (later played by Desmond Llewellyn and known simply as "Q"), based on fan and gun expert Geoffrey Boothroyd who informed Fleming the gun he had James Bond using was a wimpy ladies' pistol. (This also formed the basis for Bond's forced gun upgrade in the book and this movie.) The real-life Geoffrey Boothroyd appears in a vintage featurette on the ''DrNo'' ''Dr. No'' DVD and Blu-ray, in which he demonstrates the relative stopping powers of the two Bond guns, plus his own favorite, a Ruger .44 Magnum.
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