The 1964 action thriller “Goldfinger” from United Artists was directed by Guy Hamilton with the screenplay written by Richard Maibaum and Paul Dehn based on the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. Starring: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton, Gert Fröbe, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Martin Benson and Lois Maxwell.
When the Bank of England uncovers details about a massive fortune of gold being stockpiled, it isn’t long before James Bond (Sean Connery) is called in to handle the situation. The evidence leads him to “Operation Grand Slam,” spear-headed by the diabolical mind of one of the richest men in the world, Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) and as a bullion dealer in a unique position to legally acquire vast amounts of this precious metal.
But Goldfinger’s quest is not simply to become THE richest man in the world; his ultimate goal is to raid Fort Knox and bring Western economic system to its knees. After his briefing with his superior “M” (Bernard Lee), Bond heads for the airport to catch the next flight to New York. As luck would have it, his flight is delayed and a stranger starts a conversation with Bond, telling him about his gambling misfortune.
Bond is introduced to Goldfinger by this man who has been playing cards with him and losing every game. He asks Bond to stay on the scene and help him discover how Goldfinger beats him every time. Bond is invited to join the game, but declines and discovers that Goldfinger has a spy reading the man’s cards.
With this information Bond begins the process of learning about the man, how he thinks and what set him about the plan to commit the crime of the century. Surrounded by beautiful women and an extremely dangerous, mute henchman Oddjob (Harold Sakata), who wears a hat equipped with a lethal edge.
However it is Goldfinger’s personal jet pilot, Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) who may prove to hold the key to Bond’s success or failure. Understanding how Goldfinger plans to carry out his plan will take more than a little investigating, but of course, the danger of sneaking around Goldfinger’s facilities could land him in more than a little bit of trouble.
Unfortunately, Bond is not the only one who opposes Goldfinger; Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton) gives new meaning to the term “golden girl” after Goldfinger discovers that she has betrayed him. With little more than two feet of steel between Bond and a deadly laser, who will rescue Bond?