The gatekeeper Goldfinger

Did this piece of casting strike anybody else as a bit erm...odd?

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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,634MI6 Agent
    edited July 2020
    I think Afred Hitchcock said he wish he's thought of that one himself.
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,522MI6 Agent
    It's only odd because this scene doesn't take place in 'murica.
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  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,109MI6 Agent
    Not odd at all. I'd rather have her as my gatekeeper than 20 guys in para-military clothing any day!
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,072MI6 Agent
    It's one of the funniest gags of the film. She looks so harmless and old-maid-ish when she curtsies as Bond first drives past her, then when she pulls out a machine gun later on, it's priceless :)) :)) :))
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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 3,868MI6 Agent
    It’s a brilliant turn of events, one of the highlights of an all time great Bond movie.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,634MI6 Agent
    It's one of the funniest gags of the film. She looks so harmless and old-maid-ish when she curtsies as Bond first drives past her, then when she pulls out a machine gun later on, it's priceless :)) :)) :))

    I agree. But she wouldn' t have been able to lift a machine gun - that's a submachine gun :)
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,109MI6 Agent
    I don't know, N24, I think she could have handled a 50 cal in one hand and a plate of cookies in the other! :D
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,634MI6 Agent
    I don't know, N24, I think she could have handled a 50 cal in one hand and a plate of cookies in the other! :D

    :)) :)) :))
  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,075MI6 Agent
    One of Guy Hamilton's tropes as a Bond director. He liked having characters who look like nice old ladies on the outside, but have something villainous about them.
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