EPIX presents Sean Connery classic as Agent 007 returns to theaters
James Bond is back — finally — with this month’s release of the Daniel Craig-starring “No Time to Die,” but for many fans, the franchise hit its high almost 60 years ago with Sean Connery’s “Goldfinger,” which EPIX presents Sunday, Oct. 10 (along with Roger Moore’s “The Spy Who Loved Me,” Timothy Dalton’s “Licence to Kill” and Pierce Brosnan’s “GoldenEye”). “Goldfinger” also is streaming on Hulu.
Connery is at splendid ease in the 1964 adventure as novelist Ian Fleming’s Agent 007 is assigned to tail vastly wealthy Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe), and the path stretches from Switzerland to Kentucky as the villain’s plot to make himself even richer by contaminating Fort Knox’s gold supply becomes clear. Among the many iconic elements here: the title song belted out by Shirley Bassey; the literal “golden girl” portrayed by Shirley Eaton; and Goldfinger’s silent henchman Oddjob (Harold Sakata), who throws a very deadly hat.