- Directors: Guy Hamilton
- Producers: Harry Saltzman, Albert R Broccoli
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller
In the pre-title sequence, James Bond (Sean Connery) destroys a Mexican drug lord’s base with plastic explosives and defeats an assassin by electrocution. The story begins in Miami Beach, Florida, with CIA agent Felix Leiter (Cec Linder) delivering a message to Bond from M to watch Auric Goldfinger (Gert FrÃ¶be). Bond foils Goldfinger’s cheating at gin rummy by distracting his employee, Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton). After blackmailing Goldfinger into losing, Bond and Jill consummate their new relationship in Bond’s hotel suite. Bond is knocked out by Goldfinger’s Korean manservant Oddjob (Harold Sakata), who then covers Jill in gold paint, killing her by epidermal suffocation.
In London, Bond learns that his true mission is determining how Goldfinger transports gold internationally. He plays a high-stakes golf game with his adversary (with a recovered bar of Nazi gold as the prize); despite Goldfinger’s cheating, Bond wins the match. Goldfinger warns Bond to stay out of his business by having Oddjob decapitate a statue by throwing his steel-rimmed top hat. Undeterred, Bond follows him to Switzerland, where he unintentionally foils an attempt by Jill’s sister Tilly Masterson (Tania Mallet) to assassinate Goldfinger for the death of her sister, Jill.
With Fort Knox safe, the President of the United States invites Bond to the White House to thank him. Bond boards a military Lockheed JetStar for Washington D.C., but Goldfinger has forced Pussy Galore to hijack it. Bond and Goldfinger struggle for the latter’s gold-plated revolver and accidentally discharge it, shattering a window, and creating an explosive decompression of the aircraft, causing Goldfinger to get sucked out of the cabin. Bond rescues Galore, and they parachute safely from the aircraft before it crashes.