Black SplatGoldfinger (1964)
   

"No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die!"

Goldfinger - Deadly laser beam threatens James Bond

Description: Matter-of-fact remark made by villain Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) to British spy James Bond (Sean Connery) in the espionage thriller Goldfinger (1964).

Auric Goldfinger is a gold smuggler. He gets his gold across international borders by melting it down and molding it into auto body parts, like bumpers, fenders and the like. Then he just rolls his vehicles by unsuspecting customs officers.

British secret agent James Bond is assigned to follow Goldfinger to uncover more about his gold smuggling operations. At a Miami hotel, Bond suspects Auric is cheating at cards and learns his is using a young lady to spy down on his poolside game with a binoculars and report by radio transmitter what cards his partner holds. Bond turns the tide on Goldfinger and ruins his winning streak. Then James in his inimitable style has his way with the young lady. Goldfinger retaliates by sending Oddjob (Harold Sakata), his burly Korean manservant to knock Bond out. When he awakes Bond finds the girl's body dead and covered in gold paint.

Goldfinger- James Bond discovers a dead woman's body covered in gold

"She died of skin suffocation. It's been known to happen to cabaret dancers. It's all right as long as you leave a small bare patch at the base of the spine to allow the skin to breathe."

Later, Bond sneaks into Goldfinger's gold melting plant to observe his smuggling operation and overhears Goldfinger speaking to a Red Chinese agent named Mr. Ling (Burt Kwouk) about "Operation Grand Slam." Auric Goldfinger captures Bond and straps him to a table with his legs spread and a laser beam slowly moving toward his private parts. Faced with certain death, James Bond coolly inquires of Goldfinger, "Do you expect me to talk?" Goldfinger replies, "No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die."

Bond delays his execution when he mentions the phrase "Operation Grand Slam," the name of Auric's latest and biggest scheme. Worried that Bond knows about his plans and fearful that he may have informed others, Goldfinger transport Bond to his Kentucky horse farm and places him under house arrest until he has time to figure out just what Bond knows.

Bond temporarily escapes and eavesdrops on a meeting of Mafioso type criminals that agreed to supply Goldfinger with the supplies needed for "Operation Grand Slam." For their effort, Goldfinger kills them all with a lethal dose of Delta 9 nerve gas. The only one who escapes the gas is a Mr. Solo (Martin Benson) who decides he wants nothing to do with Goldfinger's plan. He is escorted out and driven away by Oddjob who goes to a salvage yard and crushes the car, with Mr. Solo inside.

As Oddjob returns with car in tow, Goldfinger tells 007, "Forgive me, Mr. Bond, but, uh... I must arrange to separate my gold from the late Mr. Solo." To which, Bond replies, "As you said, he had a pressing engagement."


James Bond: You plan to break into the world's largest bank, but not to steal anything. Why?
Goldfinger: Go on, Mr. Bond.
James Bond: [thinking] Mr. Ling, the Red Chinese at the factory, he's a specialist in nuclear fission... but of course! His government's given you a bomb.
Goldfinger: I prefer to call it an "atomic device." It's small, but particularly dirty.
James Bond: A dirty bomb? Cobalt and iodine?
Goldfinger: Precisely.
James Bond: Well, if you explode it in Fort Knox, the... the entire gold supply of the United States would be radioactive for... fifty-seven years.
Goldfinger: Fifty-eight, to be exact.
James Bond: I apologize, Goldfinger. It's an inspired deal! They get what they want, economic chaos in the West. And the value of your gold increases many times.
Goldfinger: I conservatively estimate, ten times.
James Bond: Brilliant.

Luckily, Bond seduces Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) and convinces her to defeat Goldfinger's sinister plan. Pussy is Auric's personal pilot and leader of an all-female team of pilots known as the Flying Circus who are assigned to drop a payload of lethal gas over the Fort Knox compound to neutralize the military forces on duty, and thus give Goldfinger access the gold vault so he can place a nuclear device to irradiate its $15 billion gold reserve.

The plan fails when Pussy replaces the lethal gas with a harmless one and the military that was suppose to have died attack and force Goldfinger to flee, but not before he activates the nuclear bomb. The bomb countdown was stopped with only seven (007) seconds on the meter.

With the gold contamination plot is foiled, Bond flies to Washington only to find Goldfinger on board and seeking revenge. As a brief struggle, Bond fires a bullet that shatters the window on the private jet. The explosive decompression sucks Goldfinger through the portal and into the friendly skies. When Pussy Galore asks, “What happened? Where’s Goldfinger” Bond retorts, “Playing his golden harp.”

Goldfinger - Goldfinger is sucked out of the plane window

After Bond kills Oddjob by electrocuting him with a live wire inside the Fort Knox gold vault, CIA agent, Felix Lieter (Cic Linder) asks James, "Where's your butler friend?" Bond replies, “Oh, he blew a fuse.”

Goldfinger - Odd Job is electrocuted

At the beginning of the spy thriller, James is in Latin America to blow up a drug laboratory, but all work and no play makes Bond a dull boy, so 007 finds time to embrace a lovely flamenco dancer (Nadja Regin). As James looks closely at her face, he sees the image of an approaching assassin (Alf Joint) reflected in her eyes. Whirling around, James lets the attractive but devious temptress take the full brunt of the assailant’s billy club.

Goldfinger - Bathtubs can be deadly

Bond ends the confrontation by knocking his attacker into a bubble-filled bathtub and tossing in a fully-charged heat lamp. Staring down at the killer’s limp, electrocuted body, James comments, "Shocking! Positively shocking!" He then changes into his dinner jacket.


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