Review: While James Bond is investigating a gold magnate’s smuggling, he also uncovers a plot to contaminate the Ford Knox gold reserve.
Director: Guy Hamilton
Actors: Sean Connery, Gert Frobe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Martin Benson, Cec Linder, Lois Maxwell, Bill Nagy, Michael Mellinger and Nadja Regin
Genre: Action, Adventure, Classics and Thriller
This is the third James Bond film which is packed with classic moments and is fiercely entertaining. Sir Sean Connery actually never travelled to the United States to film as it was actually all filmed at Pinewood Studios outside of London. Sir Michael Caine was actually the first person to ever hear the musical score as at the time he was sharing a flat with John Barry. John Barry had a sleepless night and composed the music that night then Barry played the musical score for Caine that morning. This was the first movie which Pierce Brosnan saw in the theatre. According to the BBFC a lot of the earlier Bond films like Goldfinger was cut in the UK before international release to secure an ‘A’ rating (children must be accompanied by an adult). Some of the cuts that they made in this was to remove a shot of Bonita getting out of the bath and to shorten the bath electrocution and a bed scene between Bond & Jill Masterson. An uncut version of this film does not exist. At the Academy Awards in 1965 this won 1 Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects.