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Goldfinger Details

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With Goldfinger, the James Bond series took a turn away from relatively straightforward spy thrillers and toward campy gadgetry, extravagant sets, and kitschy jokes. Bond (Sean Connery) has to prevent a notorious gold smuggler, appropriately named Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe), from robbing Fort Knox. Goldfinger is surrounded by evil henchmen such as the sexy female pilot Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) and Oddjob (Harold Sakata), who kills with his steel-rimmed bowler hats. In order to stop Goldfinger, Bond has to survive several perilous situations, including a huge, deadly laser. Goldfinger is one of the most popular films in the James Bond series, and it set the tone not only for the rest of the series but also for most of the action/adventure films of the late '60s and early '70s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 1964

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Norman Wanstall Best Sound Effects 1964 Winner

Cast

Sean Connery
as James Bond
Gert Fröbe
as Auric Goldfinger
Honor Blackman
as Pussy Galore
Harold Sakata
as Odd Job
Shirley Eaton
as Jill Masterson
Bernard Lee
as M
Lois Maxwell
as Miss Moneypenny
Desmond Llewelyn
as Q
Tania Mallet
as Tilly Masterson
Austin Willis
as Simmons
Cec Linder
as Felix Leiter
Martin Benson
as Solo
Alf Joint
as Capungo
Nadja Regin
as Bonita
Richard Vernon
as Smithers
Denis Cowles
as Brunskill
Michael Mellinger
as Kisch
Burt Kwouk
as Mr. Ling
Hal Galili
as Strap
Margaret Nolan
as Dink
John McLaren
as Brigadier
Victor Brooks
as Blacking

Crew

Guy Hamilton
Director
Albert R. Broccoli
Producer
Harry Saltzman
Producer
Richard Maibaum
Screenwriter
Ted Moore
Cinematographer
David Watkin
Cinematographer
Leslie Bricusse
Songwriter
Anthony Newley
Songwriter
John Barry
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Hunt
Editor
Ken Adam
Production Designer
Peter Murton
Art Director
Freda Pearson
Set Designer
John Stears
Special Effects
Paul Rabiger
Makeup
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