"Dr. No" is a 1962 spy film and the first in the James Bond film series. It stars Sean Connery as the iconic British secret agent, James Bond. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, and was directed by Terence Young. In "Dr. No," Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow British agent, and discovers the involvement of the mysterious Dr. No, who is planning to disrupt an American space launch from a secret base in the Caribbean. The film established many of the conventions of the Bond franchise, including exotic locations, beautiful women, fast-paced action, and gadgets provided by Q Branch. "Dr. No" was a critical and commercial success and is considered one of the most influential films in the spy genre.