Joseph Wiseman as Dr. Bernard Lee as M: The head of the British Secret Service. Anthony Dawson as Professor R. A geologist with a practice in Kingston, who also secretly works for Doctor No.
John Kitzmiller as Quarrel: Zena Marshall as Miss Taro: The secretary to Mr. Pleydell-Smith at Government House in Kingston. She is actually a double agent working for Dr. Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny: The secretary to M. Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd: This was Burton's only appearance as Q. Reginald Carter as Mr. A henchman of Dr. No who was sent to pick up at the Palisadoes Airport.
Yvonne Shima as Sister Lily: A prison warden working at Dr. Michel Mok as Sister Rose: Also working at Dr. Marguerite LeWars as The Photographer: No's operatives who trails Bond. Dolores Keator as Mary: Louis Blaazer as Pleydell-Smith: Chief Secretary at Government House in Kingston. Timothy Moxon as Strangways voiced by Robert Rietty: No's henchmen, the 'Three Blind Mice'. Saltzman did not want to sell the rights to Broccoli and instead they formed a partnership to make the films.
A number of Hollywood film studios did not want to fund the films, finding them "too British" or "too blatantly sexual". No, to be released in Saltzman and Broccoli created two companies: Danjaq , which was to hold the rights to the films, and Eon Productions , which was to produce them. As a result, Broccoli and Saltzman chose Dr. They finally signed Terence Young who had a long background with Broccoli's Warwick Films as the director.
Broccoli and Saltzman felt that Young would be able to make a real impression of James Bond and transfer the essence of the character from book to film. Young imposed many stylistic choices for the character which continued throughout the film series. No's base being magnified stock footage of goldfish. I filled three stages at Pinewood full of sets while they were filming in Jamaica. It wasn't a real aquarium in Dr No's apartment. It was a disaster to tell you the truth because we had so little money.
We decided to use a rear projection screen and get some stock footage of fish. What we didn't realise was because we didn't have much money the only stock footage they could buy was of goldfish-sized fish, so we had to blow up the size and put a line in the dialogue with Bond talking about the magnification.
I didn't see any reason why Dr No shouldn't have good taste so we mixed contemporary furniture and antiques. We thought it would be fun for him to have some stolen art so we used Goya's Portrait of the Duke of Wellington , which was still missing at the time.
I got hold of a slide from the National Gallery - this was on the Friday, shooting began on the Monday - and I painted a Goya over the weekend. It was pretty good so they used it for publicity purposes but, just like the real one, it got stolen while it was on display. No's screenplay, partly because of Mankowitz's help in brokering the deal between Broccoli and Saltzman. Mankowitz eventually had his name removed from the credits after viewing early rushes, as he feared it would be a disaster.
No and her screenplay for From Russia with Love had followed Fleming's novels closely. No has many similarities to the novel and follows its basic plot, but there are a few notable omissions.
Major elements from the novel that are missing from the film include Bond's fight with a giant squid , and the escape from Dr. No's complex using the dragon-disguised swamp buggy. Elements of the novel that were significantly changed for the film include the use of a non-venomous tarantula spider instead of a centipede ; Dr. No's secret complex being disguised as a bauxite mine instead of a guano quarry; Dr. No's death by boiling in overheating reactor coolant rather than a burial under a chute of guano, and the introduction of SPECTRE, an organisation absent from the book.
No's partner in crime Professor Dent and Bond's controversial cold-blooded killing of this character. Bond's "escape" from his cell via the air shaft, for instance, originally conceived as a ruse of Dr. No's to test Bond's skill and endurance, becomes an authentic break-out in the film.
Features carried over from the novel's obstacle course, however, such as the torrent of water and scalding surface, have no logical justification in the script.
Such incongruities would recur in subsequent Bond films. McGoohan turned down the role. Reportedly, Fleming favoured actor Richard Todd. While this is untrue, the contest itself did exist, and six finalists were chosen and screen tested by Broccoli, Saltzman, and Fleming.
The winner of the contest was a year-old model named Peter Anthony, who, according to Broccoli, had a Gregory Peck quality, but proved unable to cope with the role. In the words of Bond writer Raymond Benson , Young educated the actor "in the ways of being dapper, witty, and above all, cool". To appear more convincing as a Jamaican, Andress had a tan painted on her and ultimately had her lines redubbed by voice actress Nikki van der Zyl due to Andress' heavy Swiss German accent.
No, although by the time Fleming told the producers, they had already chosen Joseph Wiseman for the part. This is Bond and Leiter's first time meeting each other on film and Leiter does not appear in the novel. Leiter returns for many of Bond's future adventures and in the reboot of the film series, Casino Royale , Leiter and Bond are seen meeting one another again for the first time. This was Lord's only appearance as Leiter, as he asked for more money and a better billing to return as Leiter in Goldfinger and was subsequently replaced.
No and From Russia with Love. She had been given the part by director Terence Young, who had worked with her in Zarak and invited Gayson saying "You always bring me luck in my films",  although she was also cast due to her voluptuous figure. Burton was unavailable for the subsequent film, From Russia with Love, and the role was taken by Desmond Llewelyn.
LeWars appeared as a photographer hired by Dr. No's lair was actually this bauxite terminal near Oracabessa, Jamaica Dr. The primary scenes there were the exterior shots of Crab Key and Kingston, where an uncredited Syd Cain acted as art director and also designed the Dragon Tank.
No's base, the ventilation duct and the interior of the British Secret Service headquarters. The studio would later be used on the majority of later Bond films. After 58 days of filming, principal photography completed on 30 March Director Young did not like the final results, so the scenes were interlaced with new footage featuring the tarantula over stuntman Bob Simmons.
The noted violence of Dr. No, which also included Bond shooting Dent in cold blood, caused producers to make adaptations to get an "A" rating — allowing minors to enter accompanied by an adult — from the British Board of Film Classification. The painting had been stolen from the National Gallery by a year-old amateur thief in London just before filming began. Hunt used an innovative editing technique, with extensive use of quick cuts, and employing fast motion and exaggerated sound effects on the action scenes.
It was filmed in sepia by putting a pinhole camera inside an actual. The character James Bond was introduced towards, but not at, the beginning of the film in a "now-famous nightclub sequence featuring Sylvia Trench",  to whom he makes his "immortal introduction". There is the "most important gesture [in] No, the quote "Bond James Bond", became a catch phrase that entered the lexicon of Western popular culture: No that the "signature introduction would become the most famous and loved film line ever".
No soundtrack Monty Norman was invited to write the soundtrack because Broccoli liked his work on the theatre production Belle, a musical about murderer Hawley Harvey Crippen. No after Saltzman allowed him to travel along with the crew to Jamaica. John Barry , who would later go on to compose the music for eleven Bond films, arranged the Bond theme, but was uncredited—except for the credit of his orchestra playing the final piece.
This argument has been the subject of two court cases, the most recent in , which found in favour of Norman. It was cocky, swaggering, confident, dark, dangerous, suggestive, sexy, unstoppable.
And he did it in two minutes. No introduced the many recurring themes and features associated with the suave and sophisticated secret agent: Many characteristics of the following Bond films were introduced in Dr.