"Do you expect me to talk'"--James Bond (Sean Connery) "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die."
- Goldfinger (Gert Frobe)
Academy Awards 1964 -
Best Sound Effects: Norman Wanstall
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/31/1999
"...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..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/11/2002
"...Nearly 40 years later, the formula still cooks..."
Uncut - 08/01/2007 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."
The quintessential Bond film is born with this third Connery installment.
Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:
From the opening bomb blast outside a steamy nightclub to a last-minute escape from the president's personal jet, James Bond's third screen adventure is an exhilarating, pulse-pounding thrill-ride! Sean Connery takes command as Agent 007 and faces off with a maniacal villain bent on destroying all the gold in Fort Knox ? and obliterating the world economy! Featuring such memorable characters as pilot Pussy Galore and hatchet man Oddjob, Goldfinger is "the best...of all the Bonds" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)!
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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.