Bond, James Bond! One of the most iconic dialogues you must have heard. This got said for the first time in the film Doctor No. It is the first-ever James Bond movie! It got filmed in compelling Filming Locations which has a lot of memories of our enigmatic heroes and villains. Doctor No is a 1962 American Spy film directed by Terrence Young. It got adapted from the novel written by Ian Fleming (same name.) Ian Fleming wrote it in 1958, and it was his sixth novel.
Doctor No was the first time when we saw Sean Connery in action as Bond. There is no doubt that Connery was the best James Bond of all time. He was one of the distinguished figures, whose place no one could take! Sean was a permanent presence in all the Bond films. Connery had defined the 007 series. It was only because of him, James Bond franchise ruled Hollywood!
Produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert Broccoli, Doctor No went on to be a financial success! The first-ever Bond film grossed $60 Million worldwide. Saltzman and Brocolli’s partnership for the Bond franchise continued till 1975. It created a way for the other future installments. The first James Bond girl was Ursula Andress (Honey Rider.) Connery would always keep on changing his love interests which makes him so cool. Daniel Craig’s Bond’s storyline is beautiful, but he is way too emotional.
There are two filming locations of Doctor No. One is in London, and the other is in Jamaica. But in the start, there was a scene where we see a few villains, including legendary actor Joseph Wiseman. They are doing an illegal operation in West Indies. So we are going to go in-depth to understand better! A mission for an M16 Agent. It was in Jamaica to learn about the mystery of John Strangway’s death.
That was the birth of James Bond! Sean Connery is in Jamaica, in the city of Kingston. The three blind mice (assassins) slowly progress towards Harbour Street, Downtown. They shoot John Strangway and escape from the location. Later on, they go to a Queen’s Club (Now known as Liguanea Club) at 80 Knutsford Boulevard. Bond gets a clue about John’s death in Kinsale Street, Kingston.
Sean’s first supreme appearance was in London at Les Ambassadeurs, in Hamilton Place. James Bond flies off to the West Indies after having fun with Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell).
In the Norman Manley International Airport, he encounters Mr. Jones (an imposter). Connery meets the Colonial Secretary at the government house. It got filmed in the Governor-General Mansion. Its located close to Hope Road, in Central Kingston. The dock where James searches for Quarrel is in Morgan’s Harbour. The marina is in the area near Port Royal, west of Palisadoes.
James and Quarrel meet on the shores of the waterfalls near Ocho Rios. Sean meetsHoney (Ursula) on a beach called the laughing waters. Other locations of Doctor No are Kaiser Terminal, Roaring River, and Falmouth, London.
British Agent John Strangway gets murdered mysteriously in Jamaica. M16 orders its best agent to check out who is behind the crime. They suspect that all this has connections with their recent issues with the CIA and NASA. When Bond arrives, he encounters an imposter who claims to be sent by the embassy. The imposter manages to escape. Bond knew something is wrong and meets Quarrel in Crab Key. That is an isolated island in Jamaica. Quarrel tries to kill Bond before he realizes that they both are on the same team.
James Bond interrogates local Geologist Dent, asks him about John’s death. Dent learns that Bond is an M16 agent and tries to kill him. He only manages to shoot the decoy, and James Bond finishes Dent. Bond meets the beautiful Honey Rider on a beach. A security team chases them before they head to safety. James Bond and Honey follow Dragon tracks which drives them to a tank.
Quarrel dies due to the flamethrower tank, but Bond and Honey get taken to a luxurious suite. They get their wounds treated. That’s when James Bond meets Doctor No. Doctor No tells him about his plans and asks him to join his criminal organization Spectre. Bond declines instantly.
He gets tossed to jail, but he manages to escape. He makes sure Doctor No’s henchmen won’t trouble him by knocking them off and reaches the control room. James hijacks the control room, destroys Doctor No plans. Bond kills Doctor No, rescues Honey, and escapes the island! Maibaum and Johanna Harwood wrote the film. They are the minds behind it. Monty Norman composed the famous James Bond theme.