History Trivia / DrNo

1st May '18 5:20:53 AM Saveelich
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** Peter Burton as Q (although he's only identified by Q's real name, Major Boothroyd). He was unavailable for the second movie due to taking a role in another film that was never completed (a decision he regretted for the rest of his life). Creator/DesmondLlewellyn would take over the role starting with ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.

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** Peter Burton as Q (although he's only identified by Q's real name, Major Boothroyd). He was unavailable for the second movie due to taking a role in another film that was never completed (a decision he regretted for the rest of his life). Creator/DesmondLlewellyn Creator/DesmondLlewelyn would take over the role starting with ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
1st May '18 5:20:35 AM Saveelich
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** Owing to the limited wardrobe budget, Creator/LoisMaxwell wore her own clothes as Moneypenny, as did other actors in similarly small parts.

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** Owing to the limited wardrobe budget, Creator/LoisMaxwell wore her own clothes as Moneypenny, as did other actors in similarly small parts.parts, and the Rolex watch on Connery's wrist was Albert R. Broccoli's own.



** Peter Burton as Q (although he's only identified by Q's real name, Major Boothroyd). He was unavailable for the second movie due to taking a role in another film that was never completed (a decision he regretted for the rest of his life), and Desmond Llewellyn would take over the role starting with ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
** To a lesser extent, Jack Lord as Felix Leiter. Lord wanted a bigger role, more money, and co-star billing to appear in the next movie, which was declined, and Lord was too much in demand for leading roles to return to what was effectively a bit part. Leiter would be played by a succession of other actors in subsequent films. Unlike Peter Burton, Jack Lord never regretted it that much.

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** Peter Burton as Q (although he's only identified by Q's real name, Major Boothroyd). He was unavailable for the second movie due to taking a role in another film that was never completed (a decision he regretted for the rest of his life), and Desmond Llewellyn life). Creator/DesmondLlewellyn would take over the role starting with ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
** To a lesser extent, Jack Lord as Felix Leiter. Lord wanted a bigger role, more money, and co-star billing to appear in the next movie, which was declined, and Lord was too much in demand for leading roles to return to what was effectively a bit part. [[TheOtherDarrin Leiter would be played by a succession of other actors in subsequent films.films]]. Unlike Peter Burton, Jack Lord never regretted it that much.
1st May '18 5:16:52 AM Saveelich
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** United Artists only lent $1 million. The art director got some extra cash from the producers' own pockets, and the special effects people convinced UA to give an extra $100,000 to do the CollapsingLair. In 2014 dollars, this amounts to about $8.5 million. For comparison, the budget for ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' was $200 million.

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** United Artists only lent $1 million. The art director got some extra cash from the producers' own pockets, and the special effects people convinced UA to give an extra $100,000 to do the CollapsingLair. In 2014 dollars, this amounts to about $8.5 million. For comparison, the budget for ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' was $200 million.anywhere between ''$245 and 300 million''.
16th Mar '18 2:59:09 AM jormis29
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* LoopingLines: Every single woman in the film (barring only Lois Maxwell) is overdubbed by the same actress, Nikki van der Zyl.

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* LoopingLines: Every single woman in the film (barring only Lois Maxwell) Creator/LoisMaxwell) is overdubbed by the same actress, Nikki van der Zyl.



** Owing to the limited wardrobe budget, Lois Maxwell wore her own clothes as Moneypenny, as did other actors in similarly small parts.

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** Owing to the limited wardrobe budget, Lois Maxwell Creator/LoisMaxwell wore her own clothes as Moneypenny, as did other actors in similarly small parts.



** Director Terence Young, who once had turned Lois Maxwell down on the grounds that she looked like she "smelled of soap, not sex", offered her either Moneypenny or Sylvia Trench, but she was uncomfortable with a revealing scene in the screenplay. She ended up playing Moneypenny.

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** Director Terence Young, who once had turned Lois Maxwell Creator/LoisMaxwell down on the grounds that she looked like she "smelled of soap, not sex", offered her either Moneypenny or Sylvia Trench, but she was uncomfortable with a revealing scene in the screenplay. She ended up playing Moneypenny.
24th Jan '18 3:37:24 PM Kitchen90
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* UsefulNotes/BFITop100BritishFilms: #41
15th Dec '17 9:19:42 AM ClintEastwood
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* OrphanedReference: The charred trees in the area where Bond confronts the Dragon Tank are part of the sanctuary for rare birds that Dr. No has disrupted. All mention of the sanctuary was deleted from the final film.
13th Sep '17 5:10:29 PM ClintEastwood
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* NoBudget: United Artists only lent $1 million. The art director got some extra cash from the producers' own pockets, and the special effects people convinced UA to give an extra $100,000 to do the CollapsingLair. In 2014 dollars, this amounts to about $8.5 million. For comparison, the budget for ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' was $200 million.

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* NoBudget: NoBudget:
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United Artists only lent $1 million. The art director got some extra cash from the producers' own pockets, and the special effects people convinced UA to give an extra $100,000 to do the CollapsingLair. In 2014 dollars, this amounts to about $8.5 million. For comparison, the budget for ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' was $200 million.million.
** Due to the low budget, only one sound editor was hired (normally there are two, for sound effects and dialogue), and many pieces of scenery were made in cheaper ways, with M's office featuring cardboard paintings and a door covered in a leather-like plastic, the room where Dent meets Dr. No costing only 745 pounds to build, and the aquarium in Dr. No's base being magnified stock footage of goldfish. Furthermore, when Art Director Syd Cain found out his name was not in the credits, Albert R. Broccoli gave him a golden pen to compensate, saying that he did not want to spend money making the credits again.
** Owing to the limited wardrobe budget, Lois Maxwell wore her own clothes as Moneypenny, as did other actors in similarly small parts.



* OrphanedReference: The charred trees in the area where Bond confronts the Dragon Tank are part of the sanctuary for rare birds that Dr. No has disrupted. All mention of the sanctuary was deleted from the final film.



* {{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 .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.
13th Sep '17 5:04:24 PM ClintEastwood
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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...
** Joseph Wiseman was quoted as saying that he initially thought the film was another "Charlie Chan mystery".
30th May '17 6:37:48 PM Michael_McManus
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* FakeNationality:
** Joseph Wiseman, who played the German-Chinese Dr. No, was Canadian.

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* FakeNationality:
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FakeMixedRace: Joseph Wiseman, who played the German-Chinese Dr. No, was Canadian.a Canadian of Jewish descent.
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17th May '17 8:08:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* SameLanguageDub: Strangways and the photographer are dubbed, and Nikki Van der Zyl dubbed over Eunice Gayson and Ursula Andress...
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