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 returns as Agent 007 and faces off with a maniacal villain bent on destroying all the gold in Fort Knox - and obliterating the world economy!
Sean Connery is my second favourite Bond (Daniel Craig my first). This must be one of the most famous older Bond films, few cannot have heard of it. Since 1964 it has repeated hundreds of times. The acting of some of the lesser prominent actors/actresses is appalling and even some of the more prominent ones. I was shocked. Nostalgia ain't what it used to be. As a Bond Classic it is great, if you have never seen an old Bond film though, probably don't bother. You need rose tinted specs for these.
Goldfinger stands out in my memory as the best of its era. I remember vividly the scandal of death by spray painting, and of odd-job crushing a golf ball. It is worth revisiting just to relive these moments of nostalgia. I was shocked however at the dreadful acting ability of some of the Bond girls. Tania(the one he picks up in the Aston Martin)stands out for me as the worst actress I have ever seen in a professional role. I don't know if you would get away today with calling a leading lady Pussy Galore. The main characters are excellent and the plot terrific. A spy thriller from the early 60's is bound to be dated but this stands the test of time better than most.