Mary Trueblood (Dolores Keator)

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Mary Trueblood is assistant to British Secret Service section chief John Strangways in the Ian Fleming novel Dr. No and its 1962 film adaptation. In the latter she is played by Dolores Keator.

Novel biographyEdit

Mary Trueblood was a former Chief Officer WRNS and secretary to John Strangways, the head of the British Secret Service's Caribbean station based in Jamaica. After assassinating Strangways for prying into Dr. Julius No's business, his killers proceed to the station and murder Trueblood by shooting her in the left breast during her scheduled contact with London.

Both she and Strangways are placed in a weighted coffin and dumped in the Mona Reservoir; sinking into a fifty-fathom grave as the station and its records burn to the ground. After an official investigation is launched into their disappearance, the head of the Secret Service M, noting her good looks, floats the idea that they might have run off together.

Film biographyEdit

As in the novel, Mary Trueblood was secretary to John Strangways, operating the British Secret Service station in Jamaica. Unaware that Strangways has been murdered, she proceeds to make contact with London for their scheduled transmission. Hearing a noise, she proceeds to investigate, only to find Strangways' killers, the Three Blind Mice breaking into the house. As she turns, she finds one of the men at the window behind her and is shot in the breast. As they take her body out, they carefully remove all the Service's files relating to Crab Key and Dr. No.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Dr. No was Dolores Keator's only onscreen role in the movie business, and her work was uncreditted on the film. She owned the building in Jamaica used for filming as Strangways' house.
  • Mary was the first Bond girl ever to appear onscreen in the official EON Bond films. Although she isn't technically an official Bond girl, as her part is minor and she never had any romances with Bond that we know of.

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