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what camera was used in the film Dr No?

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I have recently re-watched the 1st James Bond film, Dr No from 1962 where a female spy attempts to take Bond's photograph a couple of times. I tried to make out the brand of the 35mm camera she was using without success.

Does anyone know what camera it might have been?

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All I can tell you is that the character's name was "Annabel Chung" and the airport employee who was selected to play her was Marguerite LeWars, who had been Miss Jamaica of 1961. I honestly don't remember the camera she was using for the filming. Sorry.

This is the clearest clip from the movie showing that camera:

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The one in the airport scene looks like a Graflex Speed Graphic, as for the nightclub scene, looks like a Nikon FM2.
 

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I never thought to actually specify which camera I was referring to...sorry. I do also believe the airport camera was the full frame Graphic, but the nightclub camera is the one in question. The movie hit the theaters in 1962, so whatever camera it was, it had to be one from the late 50s/early 60s. At first I also thought it might be a Nikon, but when I rewound to attempt to see details on the camera, the name plate on the SLR appears to have several characters...possibly eight or so. Also when Bond was removing the film I could see a raised area on the bottom and when I looked closer I saw the film advance was in the bottom center, similar to an early Canonette. The knobs on the top, the self winder on the camera as well as the texture of the cover reminded me of a Zenit B...but that's where the familiarity ends (it is also too early to be a Zenit B, as the B was produced in 1968, I believe). I was thinking an early Praktica, but I haven't found any early ones that looked like it. The general design also reminds me of an early Minolta SLR, but they didn't have bottom advance...

The design of the camera eliminates the Nikkorex and I also believe the early F, so I am at a loss, as I seems my detective skills aren't good enough.
 
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It looks like a Canon R series reflex camera. Shutter speed dial over the advance lever, not a separate dial.
 

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Yes! According to the web, the Canonflex RP was designed in 1959 and had the film advance on the bottom and looks just like the one in the movie. You nailed it...thanks
 
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