• Sunbeam Alpine. When Dr No appeared in cinemas in 1962 it was condemned by the Vatican for its sex and sadism, and by the Kremlin as an example of corrupt capitalism. It didn't matter: the public loved 007.

    When Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman joined forces on Bond, both were taking a risk. Hollywood studios had avoided Ian Fleming's spy hero for being 'too British' and 'too blatantly sexual'. But together, the producers reached a deal with United Artists, who agreed to put up a modest $1 million budget.

    Broccoli and Saltzman were at pains to make the film look more expensive. They took care defining the Bond? According to Saltzman, the role was “the acting plum of the decade". Step forward 31-year-old Scan Connery, an Edinburgh- born veteran of the Royal Navy, who had turned down football trials with Manchester United to pursue an acting career. Connery made 007 his own in five further movies.

    Dr No is the prototype for every future Bond movie, with its fast editing, thrilling action, exotic locations and beautiful women. It also features Bond's first car chase. Driving a series II Sunbeam Alpine, 007 defeats Dr No's assassins. In later films, gadgets would embellish the action. But all the essentials of a Bond car chase are there from the start: a dramatic setting - Jamaica's cliff roads; knife-edge driving skills; a startling stunt - Bond passing under the crane; and the final, fiery dispatch of the baddies.

    Daring and thrilling. Dr No grossed a healthy $60 million worldwide - James Bond would definitely return.
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