‘Goldfinger’ (1964)


'Goldfinger' is the third movie in the Bond franchise and Sean Connery returns as our favorite secret agent.

Bond is assigned the task of keeping an eye on Auric Goldfinger, an international gold dealer. He finds Goldfinger at a casino playing a game of high stakes Gin. Bond thwarts his attempt to cheat by distracting his accomplice, Jill Masterson.

Goldfinger takes his revenge by sending his henchman Oddjob to kill Jill who is staying with Bond in a hotel. She is suffocated to death by being completely sprayed with gold paint.

James installs a homing device in Goldfinger’s car which leads him to Switzerland. While snooping around he learns about "Operation Grand Slam". Goldfinger wants to render America’s gold supply useless by blowing up Fort Knox with a nuclear device, hence increasing the value of his own gold supplies.

Bond accidentally gets Jill’s sister killed when she tries to assassinate Goldfinger. After he's captured, Bond is transported to Baltimore on a plane, where he persuades the pilot ‘Pussy Galore’, to sabotage Goldfinger’s plan. He alerts the authorities while Pussy sprays a fake nerve gas on the soldiers guarding the Fort. The soldiers fake their death and Goldfinger proceeds with his plan...

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Cast

These are the main characters of the movie, and the actors/actresses who played them:

  • James Bond (Sean Connery)
  • Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe)
  • Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman)
  • Tilly Masterson (Tania Mallet)
  • Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton)
  • Oddjob (Harold Sakata)
  • M (Bernard Lee)
  • Felix Leiter (Cec Linder)
  • Martin Solo (Martin Benson)
  • Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)

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Agent Y's Opinion

This film started the trend of opening credits at the beginning of the picture, with a small pre credits sequence. ‘Goldfinger’ was a considerable improvement on the first two movies and is considered by many as the best Bond movie of all time.


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