Goldfinger (1964)

Produced by Albert R Broccoli & Harry Saltzman

Directed by Guy Hamilton

Screenplay by Richard Maibaum & Paul Dehn

James Bond played by Sean Connery

 

THE VILLAIN:    Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) - British immigrant gold baron in league with the Chinese, obsessed with gold.

 

SUB-VILLAINS:    Oddjob (Harold Sakata) - Korean killer who has a lethal metal-rimmed hat, working for Goldfinger.

                                Kisch (Michael Mellinger) - lieutenant working for Goldfinger.

                                Capunga (Alf Joint) - Mexican thug sent by Mr Ramirez to kill Bond.

 

VILLAIN'S PLOT:    Goldfinger, with the help of the Chinese, plans to detonate an atomic bomb inside the gold vault of Fort Knox, thus irradiating the US gold stocks, sending the US economy into chaos and increasing the value of his own gold holdings.

 

BOND WOMEN:    Bonita (Nadja Regin) - tarantella dancer working with Mr Ramirez to trap Bond.

                                Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton) - Goldfinger's beautiful paid companion; dies of skin suffocation when painted gold after she betrays Goldfinger's card-cheating scam to 007.

                                Tilly Masterson (Tania Mallet) - Jill's sister, killed by Oddjob's deadly hat.

                                Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) - criminal pilot working with Goldfinger who ultimately decides to help 007.

 

BONDS ALLIES:    Felix Leiter (Cec Linder) - Bond's CIA ally.

 

THE BOND TEAM:    M (Bernard Lee) - head of the British Secret Service, an authoritative father figure who sends Bond on his missions.

                                    Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) - M's secretary who, for many years, enjoys a flirtatious relationship with 007.

                                    Q (Desmond Llewelyn) - the creator of Bond's lethal gadgets, aka Major Boothroyd.

 

BOND'S GADGETS:    Seagull snorkel device; grappling hook gun; homing devices (large and small. the latter concealed in 007's shoe); Aston Martin DB5 with bulletproof windscreen, smoke screen, oil sprayer, front-wing machine guns, rear bulletproof shield, tyre-slashing blades, homer tracking screen and ejector seat.

 

LOCATIONS:    Mexico; Miami; London; Goldfinger's golf club in Kent; Switzerland; Kentucky; Washington DC.