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Day 067: Goldfinger

A powerful business magnate is suspected of gold smuggling and stockpiling.
James Bond is sent to investigate Auric Goldfinger. Can Bond stop the Goldfingers next, great operation? One of such scale that it seems impossible.

As Bond investigates (and indeed teases) Goldfinger lives are at risks. Bond meets and seduces Goldfinger’s girlfriend. Goldfinger has her killed (rather ingeniously actually.) Her sister is subsequently killed when Bond stops her from assassinating Goldfinger.
When Goldfinger’s full plot to rob Fort Knox is revealed a race is on to not only prevent the robbery but to save many, many lives.

The third outing for Sean Connery is still holding up the quality. The plot is clean and the single thread help push the movie on.
The three primary Bond Girls are stunning in this movie. Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton and Tania Mallet. I don’t think the line up has been matched since. Honor Blackman gets a chance at some decent acting too.
With Oddjob (Harold Sakata) there is the second most popular henchman and Gert Fröbe is quietly threatening – whether it is his voice we here or a redub – don’t care.
The DVD Cover is also one of my favourites. That lovely image says it all and that ominous shadow so subtly drawn in the background…

Things to look out for: “No Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.”, gold paint, cheating at cards, cheating at golf, cheating death, the wonderful Aston Martin DB5, bowler hat, when is a theft not a theft?, pre-title sequence
Released: 1964
Certificate: PG
Cast: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Harold Sakata, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Bernard Lee, Cec Linder, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn
Rating: nicely done with a single story thread and a decent number of twists and turns, highly recommended

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