Goldfinger (1964)

Rating: ***
Director: Guy Hamilton
Production Design: Ken Adam
Cast: Sean Connery, Gert Frobe, Honor Blackman

The classic James Bond formula finally comes together with this film. An evil genius named Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) with his eyes set on world domination plans to irradiate the gold reserves at Fort Knox, making the value of his own gold skyrocket. Agent 007 (Sean Connery) is sent in to investigate the events leading up to this sinister plot and gets captured. He hooks up with Goldfinger's ace pilot Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) and manages to seduce her (or rape her, depending on your view) into helping him stop Goldfinger's operation. It's a lot of fun, full of neato gadgets, over-the-top villains, exciting action, and the requisite bevy of babes in bullet-bras.