The quintessential Bond film is born with this third Connery installment.
1964 - Academy Awards - Best Sound Effects - Winner
Main Cast & Crew:
Guy Hamilton - Director
- Format: DVD (New Box Art)
- Run Time: 112
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 883904333159
- Genre: Action
- Rating: PG (MPAA)
- Release Date: October 1999
Theatrical release: December 25, 1964. Shot in Technicolor. GOLDFINGER is the third installment in the James Bond series. DR. NO and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE were its predecessors. All of Bond's scenes in America were actually shot at Pinewood Studios in London. Since the actor playing Auric Goldfinger, Gert Frobe, spoke very little English, his voice was dubbed by another actor. Sean Connery didn't join the shoot until several weeks in, as he was filming MARNIE with Alfred Hitchcock. GOLDFINGER's title sequence features scenes from the first two Bond films projected onto the gold-painted model, Margaret Nolan. Nolan also plays the character Dink in the film. At the time of its release in 1964, GOLDFINGER entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-grossing film in history. John Barry's GOLDFINGER theme, sung by Shirley Bassey, broke into the top 10 upon its release in the United States.
"...Of all the Bonds, GOLDFINGER is the best.....It is a great entertainment, and contains all the elements of the Bond formula that would work again and again..." - 01/31/1999 Chicago Sun-Times, p.5
"...Nearly 40 years later, the formula still cooks..." - 01/11/2002 Entertainment Weekly, p.32
4 stars out of 5 -- "It doesn't matter which side you take in the eternal Connery vs. Moore debate, everyone can agree that this is where the template was struck for the Bond franchise." - 08/01/2007 Uncut, p.135