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->'''Dr. No:''' ''The Americans are fools. I offered my services, they refused. So did the East. Now they can both pay for their mistake.''
->'''James Bond:''' ''World domination. The same old dream. Our asylums are full of people who think they're Napoleon. Or God.''

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''Dr. No'' is the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, starring Creator/SeanConnery. After a British agent and his secretary are murdered in Jamaica and their files stolen, Bond is sent to investigate. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness As the first film of the series, it lacked many of the traits that would become iconic of the franchise]] but nonetheless set the groundwork.

Not to be confused with UsefulNotes/RonPaul.[[note]]Who has been nicknamed "Dr. No" because he's a former gynecologist who votes "no" on everything.[[/note]]
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!!''Dr. No'' contains examples of:

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While Honey is still described to be beautiful in [[Literature/DrNo the book]], she also has a busted nose.
* AdaptationalModesty: Occurs during the iconic scene where Honey Ryder comes up out of the sea and walks up the beach. As generations of short-changed Bond fans have pointed out, in [[Literature/DrNo the novel]], Honey Ryder is naked when she emerges from the ocean. In the film, Ursula Andress wore a white bikini that has become associated with her character and the idea of the Bond girl as a symbol of glamor, sophistication, sex appeal, and danger.
* AirVentPassageway: Double-subverted. When Bond tries to escape his cell through the vent, he gets shocked when he touches the grill. However, he tries again by using his shoe to push it out and succeeds in escaping. As a nice touch, he experimentally taps the grill at the other end with his feet to make sure it isn't electrified.
** Also justified in [[Literature/DrNo the novel]]. It's designed to be a part of a DeathCourse.
** And the reason it's so wide? It's not an air vent; it's a ''water'' vent, as Bond learns to his dismay.
* AnimalAssassin: The poisonous spider (in the film) or centipede (in the book) which gets dropped into Bond's room, as well as the one Honey put in her landlord's bed after he raped her in the book (in the film, she says she uses a black widow spider).
* AntagonistTitle
* TheAnticipator: Bond and company dive behind a dune at Crab Key as a boat crewed by Dr No's henchmen motors round the bay. One of the men shouts out, 'Come on out. We know you're there. We've been expecting you' to Bond.
* AntiHero: Bond ruthlessly executes Dent even though his gun is empty. No such event occurs in the original novel, nor in any of Fleming's novels. WordOfGod is that the killing was added to the film strictly to illustrate the concept of "licence to kill" and that it doesn't just mean shooting in self-defence.
* ArtificialLimbs: Dr. No's {{Robot Hand}}s.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Or possibly ScienceMarchesOn, depending on what they knew in the 1960s; tarantula venom is only about as powerful as a bee-sting, and certainly not fatal.
** Not to mention the black widow spider Honey uses to kill the man that raped her. Black widow bites are generally not lethal to healthy adults.
*** [[FateWorseThanDeath However, the bite can be extremely, debilitatingly and agonizingly painful...]]
* BadassBoast: Pussfeller gives one when Leiter introduces him to Bond.
-->'''Leiter''': "That's Pussfeller, he owns the place."
-->'''Bond''': "I hope he cooks better than he fights!"
-->'''Pussfeller''': "Nobody died from my cooking...''yet''."
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Played straight with Honey. [[UnbuiltTrope Averted]] with Bond, who ends up in a bad shape after getting beat up by No's guards.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Bond's driver.
* BigRedButton: The large wheel that Bond turns to set the reactor to danger level.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Apparently, when the movie came to Japan, the title was translated first as ''We don't want a doctor''.
* BondOneLiner: "What happened?" "I think they were on their way to a funeral!"
* ClickHello: Done several times
* ClipboardOfAuthority: The sheaf of papers Bond picks up while infiltrating the reactor room.
* CollapsingLair: After Bond overrides the nuclear reactor, Crab Key goes kaboom.
* ComicBookAdaptation: DCComics published an adaptation of the film in the early 1960s. Strangely, it was published as part of its ''Showcase'' series, which generally featured superheroes.
* ConvenientDecoyCat: A flock of birds saves the protagonists from Dr. No's guards.
* CountingBullets: When Dent attempts to kill Bond while he's sleeping.
* CrushingHandshake: Averted--"Forgive me for not... ''shaking hands'' ..." He later demonstrates his mechanical hands' impressive strength by crushing a gold statuette.
* CyanidePill: A henchman uses a suicide cigarette.
* DeadpanSnarker: SOOOOO many.
* DecontaminationChamber: Used to cleanse Bond and Ursula of radiation. Ursula wears a [[NudeColoredClothes flesh-colored towel]] in an [[SpecialEffectsFailure ineffectual attempt]] to convince the audience [[{{Fanservice}} she is nude]].
* DirtyCommunists: Regarded by the producers as a DeadHorseTrope by the time the movie was made, so the TheManBehindTheMan was changed to SPECTRE.
* DistressedDamsel: Honey Rider at the end of the movie.
** Subverted in the book - she was tied up with the threat of being eaten by a swarm of crabs. She knew the crabs were harmless, and let them swarm over her; her distressed attitude was over what would happen to Bond.
* DiscontinuityNod: M's line about Bond replacing his Beretta was a reference to the novel ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove''. Of course, [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove its film adaptation]] wasn't released yet, rendering it referenceless.
* TheDragon: Professor Dent to Dr. No.
* TheDreaded: Dr. No.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: How Bond infiltrates Dr. No's nuclear facility.
* DrowningPit: How Dr. No tries to dispose of Honey Ryder.
** WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original scene would've involved hungry crabs attacking her, but it was cut as they couldn't get them to be menacing enough.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: [[NoBudget They had just $1 million to spend]], so it's rather subdued (it helps that the franchise loves SequelEscalation). Also, Q is only called by his name -- Major Boothroyd. There are no major "gadgets" here, either: Q Branch sends Bond an ordinary Geiger counter.
** Bond does possess a glow-in-the-dark watch; these were relatively uncommon at the time, as the only glow-in-the-dark pigment then available involved radium, which is both expensive (accounting for rarity) and radioactive (accounting for its ability to trigger a Geiger counter).
** Q is described as being the armorer, so technically the film's main gadget was the Walther PPK Q gives Bond. While old hat, it's worth noting that in films of the day people were used to seeing revolver-style handguns, so a "modern" semi-automatic magazine-fed handgun would probably have seemed rather futuristic when the movie was made.
** Bond's killing of Dent qualifies. No such scene occurs in any of Fleming's novels, but because the film version of Bond was promoted as a character who "kills who he pleases, when he pleases, how he pleases", and [[Literature/DrNo the novel]] actually has very little in the way of Bond killing people, this scene, along with a later sequence in which Bond knifes a guard for no real reason other than to have Bond give some justification in dialogue for his actions when Honey acts shocked, were added. Connery's Bond never acted this way again, though Moore and Dalton had a few PayEvilUntoEvil moments, and it's become normal operating procedure for the Craig version.
*** WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the film Bond shoots Dent off the bed, then delivers a second shot to the back of the still-breathing bad guy. As originally filmed, Bond actually emptied ''his entire magazine'' into Dent (echoing the "You've had your six" line), but this was cut as being too violent. Even today, how many shots Bond fires on screen (one or two) depends on who is broadcasting the film.
** Miss Taro always has the dubious distinction of being one of the only Bond villains to be arrested for her crimes rather than killed by Bond, an ally of his, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard or some ridiculous circumstance of her own making]].
* EnigmaticMinion: Doctor No himself, working for SPECTRE.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: The hearse following Bond blows up when it runs down a cliff. [[ArtisticLicenseCars Then changes from a Cadillac to a cheaper LaSalle]].
* EvilGenius: Professor Dent (one of Dr. No's henchmen). Also Doctor No himself.
* {{Expy}}: Doctor No is a somewhat scaled back FuManchu. Oddly, resembling the Devil Doctor from his earliest appearances when he was just a high ranking member of the Si-Fan rather than its leader.
* FanService: The famous scene of Honey Rider rising from the ocean in bikini.
* FireBreathingWeapon: The Dragon-tank has one installed, to further sell it as a real deal.
* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: A pair of scenes are taken almost verbatim from [[Literature/DrNo the novel]], but with the guns replaced by ones that make no sense for the scenes in question.
** The alleged 6-shot Smith & Wesson Dent uses (which correctly should have been a revolver) is actually a suppressed 7+1 Colt 1911 automatic, the slide of which locks back after the sixth shot anyway, and then returns to battery on its own after it initially leaves Dent's hands. Additionally, Smith and Wesson didn't manufacture a 1911 at the time anyway.
** The Beretta M forces Bond to surrender is the M1934 in .380 ACP. In the books, Bond carried a 418 in .25 ACP, which got caught on his holster when he attached a suppressor, allowing his enemy to shoot him (here, it's stated to have jammed). It's replaced by a Walther PP, in the same caliber, but is stated to be the shorter PPK in 7.65mm, which would in fact be inferior to the M1934.
* HandyCuffs: When Bond is captured by the crew of Dr. No's "dragon".
* HazmatSuit: Dr. No's radiation suit.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The metal hands of Dr. No [[spoiler: do not have enough grip to allow him to climb out of the superheated pool of water.]]
* HollywoodSilencer: Bond and Professor Dent's handguns with silencers are whisper quiet when fired. But when Dent fires on an empty chamber, the "click" is much louder than the silenced gunshots.
* IShallTauntYou: Bond taunts Dr. No when they're eating dinner.
* IdiotBall: Bond himself does it twice: multiple times in his hotel room and by murdering Professor Dent rather than capturing him for interrogation.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Honey's argument for why dragons are real.
-->What do you know about animals? Did you ever see a mongoose dance? A scorpion with sunstroke sting itself to death? Or a praying mantis eat her husband after making love?
* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: See PreMortemOneLiner.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: A not too blatant example, since the US had worked out before the events of the film that their rockets were being toppled; they just didn't know who the culprit was, and Bond works out by himself that Dr. No is responsible. However, Dr. No also freely gives away the existence of SPECTRE, who Bond and, presumably, MI6 had been totally ignorant of until that point. In fairness, he only told him because he was trying to recruit him, and Russia and China definitely know because they keep doing business with them (No is on a mission for SPECTRE, but it is strongly implied that they were hired by Red China; No even has an army of Chinese henchmen), so its not so bad if half the world knows anyway.
* KidnappedByAnAlly
* LetsYouAndHimFight: Bond and Quarrel, who's working with CIA agent Felix Leiter.
* LittleUselessGun: Bond's Beretta. He's ordered to swap it for his icon Walther PPK.
* MauveShirt: Quarrel, ironically wearing a RedShirt. Killed by a flamethrower tank painted to look like a dragon.
* MexicanStandoff: With Professor Dent.
* MickeyMousing: Done each time Bond whacks the tarantula with the butt of his gun.
* TheMole: Miss Taro, Dr. No's spy in Government House.
* MuggedForDisguise: How Bond gets the radiation suit he needs to infiltrate the reactor room.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Since it's Bond's first movie, the {{Leitmotif}} is used for everything, including arriving at the airport and driving by the coast.
* MyCard: Occurs twice in the gambling club.
* NebulousEvilOrganization: The first on-screen appearance of SPECTRE. Doctor No explains what the organization is about.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: That poor tarantula.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: The TropeMaker, to be [[TropeCodifier codified]] in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', which also provided the line the trope is punnily [[TropeNamer named]] from.
* NoNameGiven: The three black assassins are only known as "Three Blind Mice" after the song that plays in their introduction.
** M's name is never revealed. Indeed, although Fleming would do so in his books, the original M's full name would never be revealed in the films (his first name, Miles, would be uttered in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''); not until ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' would an M's complete name be revealed.
* NoodleIncident: The mission that ended with Bond hospitalized because his gun jammed (in [[Literature/DrNo the book]], this refers to [[Literature/FromRussiaWithLove the previous novel's]] {{Cliffhanger}} ending, where his Berretta, fitted with a suppresor, got caught on his holster).
* NotMyDriver: Subverted when Bond checks on the driver (he's supposed to be arriving quietly and unannounced) and finds out he's a phony, then deals with him.
* ObfuscatingDisability: The Three Blind Mice.
* OnlyOneName: Q is identified by the last name Boothroyd, which will also be used to identify him in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. His first name would never be revealed on screen.
** Fans would have to wait 50 years to find out what Moneypenny's first name was. Not even Fleming revealed it.
* PreMortemOneLiner: "That's a Smith and Wesson. And you've had your six."
* RedRightHand: Dr. No's mechanical metal hands. Although they're moderately maneuverable and [[SuperStrength super strong]] in the film, they're little more than crude pincers in the novel.
** Their explanation differs between book and film. In the book, his hands were cut off by the Tong; in the film, they were damaged in his radiation experiments.
* ReedSnorkel: Used by Bond, Quarrel and Honey Rider to avoid Dr. No's guards.
* SameLanguageDub: Ursula Andress has a very thick accent, so she was dubbed not once but actually twice in the movie. Nikki van der Zyl dubbed all of her dialogue, while the calypso was sung by Diana Coupland. Indeed, van der Zyl dubbed the voices of several of the women, including the original Bond girl, Sylvia Trench; the secretary to Strangways, Mary Trueblood; and Kodak fiend Annabelle Chung.
** You can hear the original voice of Eunice Gayson (Sylvia) in one of the original trailers for the film.
* SexyShirtSwitch: Sylvia Trench in Bond's suit in his apartment. [[ForegoneConclusion Guess what happens when Bond comes in.]]
* ShoutOut: The title character was Fleming's tribute to the iconic YellowPeril villain Fu Manchu.
* SleepingDummy: Bond uses several pillows under the covers of his bed.
* SpidersAreScary: A mook plants a tarantula in Bond's hotel room at night, clearly the most terrifying thing in the world judging by the shrill soundtrack music and the obvious pane of glass between the spider and Sean Connery. In the book it was a centipede known by Bond to be deadly - guess he hadn't read up on all the arthropods...
** As ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' pointed out, it would have been more effective to put a guy in there. [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim With a gun]].
* SpitefulSpit: Miss Taro to Bond after he has her arrested.
* TankGoodness: The "Dragon".
* TokenTrio: Bond, Honey and Quarrel on their journey through Crab Key.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Not entirely, but the trailer does give vast amounts of information, in the same order as it happens in the film.
* UnbuiltTrope: The [[StrictlyFormula formula]] is barely there - only in the next two many mainstays start to appear.
* WhatTheHellHero A bit of irony: Bond does this with Honey when she describes how she murdered a man who raped her by putting a black widow spider in his bed, causing him to die over the course of a week. "I wouldn't make a habit of it" he says, shocked. But later, after Bond somewhat unnecessarily stabs one of Dr. No's men to death, Honey acts shocked and asks why he had to kill the man.
** Viewers used to the more light-hearted Bond films (pre-Daniel Craig) often have this reaction to the Dent shooting scene.
* WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings: Averted and lampshaded.
-->'''Dr. No''':"That's a Dom Perignon '55, it would be a pity to [[GrievousBottleyHarm break it]]."
* YellowPeril: Dr. No, though he's only half-Chinese. Fleming intended him as a homage to {{Fu Manchu}}.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Subverted; Dr. No deals with Professor Dent's failure to kill Bond simply by having him resort to an AnimalAssassin and hope for the best. When ''that'' fails, he's lucky to be captured and killed by Bond during an attempt to deal with him personally.
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