Dr. No is a British spy film, starring Sean Connery and was the first James Bond film. It was based on the 1958 novel by Ian Fleming. In the film, James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow British agent. The trail leads him to the underground base of Dr. No, who is plotting to disrupt an early American space launch with a radio beam weapon. This film also introduced the criminal organisation SPECTRE, which would also appear in six subsequent films. Produced on a low budget, Dr. No was a financial success and also launched a genre of ‘secret agent’ films that flourished
in the 1960s. The film also spawned a spin-off comic book and soundtrack album as part of its promotion and marketing. The film was released on 5 October 1962.