* AFIS100Years100MovieQuotes:
** #22, "Bond. James Bond"
* 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.
* EnforcedMethodActing: 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.
* ExecutiveMeddling:
** Were it not for censorship, we could have seen Ursula Andress naked in her first scene, as in the 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.
* FakeMixedRace: Joseph Wiseman, who played the German-Chinese Dr. No, was a Canadian of Jewish descent.
* FakeNationality:
** Ursula Andress (Honey Rider) is a Swiss playing a Jamaican descended from an old-established (presumably British) colonial family (though not all Jamaicans have dark skin).
* FountainOfExpies: Dr. No: the first of all Bond villains, though not the most emulated (that distinction goes to Blofeld, followed by Goldfinger).
* LoopingLines: Every single woman in the film (barring only Lois Maxwell) is overdubbed by the same actress, Nikki van der Zyl.
* 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.
** 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.
* NonSingingVoice: Ursula Andress had a singing voice actress.
* ThePeteBest:
** 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.
* 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.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/SeanConnery and Ursula Andress had an affair during filming. It was called off when his wife became pregnant.
* SerendipityWritesThePlot: The idea of Rider being trapped among crabs was scrapped because the crabs that would attack her weren't moving (being flown frozen from the Caribbean didn't help...).
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: The 2007 Systems in Blue song "Dr. No" is not intentionally related to the film, but there's a {{fan vid}} [[VideoFullOfFilmClips using clips from the film]].
* StarMakingRole: For Creator/SeanConnery.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Bond's original line was simply "I am James Bond", but 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.
** 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.
** The first draft script strayed quite far from the book. In this version, Dr. No was a monkey god worshipped by native islanders, and the human villain was someone else. Saltzman and Broccoli were unsatisfied with this approach and got Richard Maibaum to rewrite it to be closer to the novel. The original screenwriter was not pleased with the rewrite and had his name removed from the script. Maibaum would have a hand in writing all but three Bond movies through ''Film/LicenceToKill''.
** A number of different actors were considered for the role of James Bond. 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 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 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 unofficial ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'').
** Creator/JulieChristie was considered for Honey, but was too flat-chested.
** Sylvia Trench was meant to be a RunningGag, with Bond meeting her only to be called away. After another scene in ''From Russia With Love'', this was dropped entirely.
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