The third film in the James Bond series, which was also the third to star Sean Connery as the dashing secret agent, was a critical success. Superbly engineered, the picture was the first out of the Ian Fleming series to win an Academy Award (for Best Sound Effects Editing). So, why was this classic film banned in Israel? Could it be because the Bond girl was named "P***y Galore"...? No, the hate brewed deep for the title character, Auric Goldfinger, who was played by former Nazi Party member Gert Fröbe.
Goldfinger played for six weeks in Israel before Fröbe's Nazi past was disclosed. It's understandable that hat someone who supported a war criminal such as Adolf Hitler would have their work banned. But it was quickly unbanned after a few months when a man went to the Israeli Embassy in Vienna and told staff that Fröbe hid him and his mother from the Nazis (which may have saved their lives).
The classy and classic motion picture is one to see, especially if you're enjoying Daniel Craig's version in Skyfall. Watch the original (Sean Connery) do his thing in the trailer below: