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50th Anniversary of Dr. No (1962) in Sweden

By: Anders Frejdh
Dr No Sean Connery 50th Anniversary
On 29 April 1963, Dr No (1962) - Sean Connery's first film as Ian Fleming's James Bond - premiered at cinemas in Sweden. (The film first premiered in the UK on 5 October 1962, hence the official 50th Anniversary of the film series last year.) With this page, FSWL would like to start celebrating 50 years of James Bond on film in Sweden.

"James Bond, Secret Service agent 007, investigates a nuclear laboratory run by a megalomaniac near Jamaica."

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 6 Jul 1961: Eon Productions, the company behind the 007 series, was founded by producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman
• 7 Sep 1961: Richard Maibaum and Wolf Mankowitz submitted the first draft screenplay
• 3 Nov 1961: Sean Connery was announced as the first actor to play James Bond
• 21 Dec 1961: Four actresses tested with Sean Connery for the role of Miss Taro. The role went to Zena Marshall
• 1 Jan 1962: Crew of Dr. No issued with the draft schedule for the first 007 movie
• 16 Jan 1962: Terence Young started shooting the first 007 cinematic adventure
• 21 Feb 1962: Terence Young shot the scene in which Bond and Honey hide in the river using reeds as snorkels
• 28 Feb 1962: Terence Young shot the scene in Bond’s flat
• 5 Mar 1962: Shooting was completed on the first scene in which 007 says, “Bond. James Bond”
• 7 Mar 1962: Scenes were shot in Miss Taro's apartment including Bond killing Dent
• 14 Mar 1962: Terence Young shot scene in which Bond & Honey meet Dr. No at his apartment/lair
• 22 Mar 1962: Terence Young shot scene in which Bond receives a Geiger counter from London
• 26 Mar 1962: Terence Young shot scenes with Dr. No, Bond and Honey in the reactor room
• 3 Apr 1962: Principal photography completed with the scene of Bond and the tarantula
• 10 Apr 1962: Danjaq S.A. signed an agreement giving United Artists Corporation the right to distribute DR. NO

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Austin A55 Cambridge
• Chevrolet Bel-Air
• Chevrolet Impala
• Ford Zephyr
• LaSalle Hearse
• Sunbeam Alpine

Editor's note:
Dr. No premiered in Swedish cinemas nine days before it opened in USA.

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about, some of the people that worked on Dr. No, here is some of them if you want to read more:

>Albert R. Broccoli (Producer)
>Bettine Le Beau as Professor Dent's secretary
>Charles Edgehill as one of the three blind mice
>Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench
>George Leech (Stuntman)
>Harry Saltzman (Producer)
>Joseph Wiseman as Dr. No
>Ken Adam (Production designer)
>Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
>Marguerite LeWars as the photographer
>Monty Norman (Film soundtrack composer)
>Norman Wanstall (Dubbing editor)
>Peter Hunt (Editor)
>Richard Maibaum (Screenwriter)
>Rocky Taylor (Stuntman)
>Sean Connery as James Bond
>Stanley Morgan as Casino concierge
>Syd Cain (Art Director)
>Terence Young (Director)
>Ursula Andress as Honey
>Zena Marshall as Miss Taro

Eon Productions Limited, Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli present Ian Fleming's Doctor No:

Photo above:
Swedish film poster (reprint from 1972) for Agent 007 med rätt att döda from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film Dr. No on MGM's official website:



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