Sean Connery’s first day as James Bond was spent
at the airport, and the afternoon was spent shooting the
phone-booth scene in which Bond discovers his chauffeur
is a double-agent.
Young filmed several takes and caught one close-up where
Connery was glaring intensely at actor Reggie Carter (pictured
below). Young loved the shot and later recalled that it
beginning of Bond”. After the first day’s work,
the crew had secured footage that would last just under
two minutes in the final cut.
Much use was also made of local talent
to play smaller roles. Dolores Keator
played Strangways’ secretary Mary Prescott because
she owned the house that the crew were shooting in. The
bartender seen at Puss-Feller’s club was a relative
of costume designer Tessa Welborn.
Other local amateur
actors took the roles of the Chief of Police and the
construction worker, who watches the car carrying the thugs
Bond as it careens over the edge of the cliff.