Dr. No
1962
***½
Director: Terence Young
Cast: Sean Connery, Joseph Wiseman, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord, John Kitzmiller

In his first adventure the globetrotting MI6 agent James Bond travels to Jamaica to investigate his colleague’s disappearance which leads him to the enigmatic Dr. No. This is an introduction to the world of 007 and it launched one of the most successful and long-running franchises in motion picture history. It’s an entertaining and understated spy story which doesn’t rely on the gadgets, like many of the later films. Ursula Andress is memorable as the first Bond girl.