|Bond using a gold phone.|
Greenstreet plays Auric Goldfinger, a European gold smuggler targeted by British intelligence. Assigned to maintain surveillance on Goldfinger, Bond quickly earns the villain's ire by causing him to lose a bet. It doesn't help that Bond then sleeps with Jill Masterson (Veronica Lake), Goldfinger's paid companion. In retaliation for Bond's meddling, Goldfinger has Jill gruesomely murdered--from asphyxiation after being covered in gold paint.
|Veronica Lake as Jill Masterson and Jane Greer as sister Tilly.|
|A little beefcake?|
|Eleanor Parker looking tough,|
but lovely, as Ms. Galore!
Director Michael Curtiz keeps the action moving along at a fast clip. The production values are first-rate. And the big, brassy title tune warbled by Ella Fitzgerald is sure to be a hit on the pop charts. In short, this third entry in the James Bond series is just what it should be: Golden.
This fictional review is part of The Great Imaginary Film Blogathon hosted by Silver Scenes.