Quarrel (John Kitzmiller)
Quarrel played by John Kitzmiller
Born in Michigan, USA on 4th December 1913
Died 23rd February 1965
Starred In Dr No (1962)
Bond introduces himself to Quarrel as a friend of Commander Strangways leading Quarrel to amusingly tell Bond "That's nice, I like people who are friends of people". They meet again shortly afterward after Bond follows him to a nearby bar run by Puss-Feller. Quarrel invites Bond into a storage room where he produces a knife telling him not to struggle when he is grabbed by Puss-Feller. Bond manages to gain the upper hand until Felix Leiter appears holding Bond at gunpoint. Leiter clears up some misunderstandings, and introduces Bond properly to Quarrel and Puss-Feller.
Later at Puss-Feller's nightclub Bond tells Quarrel to grab The Photographer after she takes a picture of him. Refusing to tell Bond any information even when Quarrel is about to break her arm, Bond tells Quarrel to let her go. Appearing in a number of other small scenes later in the film, Quarrel takes Bond to Crab Key in his boat. Whilst walking through the island Bond, Quarrel and Honey Ryder, encounter Dr No's 'dragon tank'. Sadly, the tank kills Quarrel when he tries to disable it.
Quarrel is a local fisherman who most of the time seems relaxed, easy going, taking things in his stride. He provides assistance to John Strangways helping him recover rock samples from a number of islands in the Caribbean for study, and the later provides assistance to Bond and Felix Leiter.
Quarrel seems to follow Honey Ryder in believing the myth that a dragon resides on Crab Key. Bond proves to them both the stories are false when he shows them Dr No's dragon is merely a tank armed with a flamethrower running on diesel.
The legacy of Quarrel would live in when his son, Quarrel Jr., would help Bond in Live And Let Die. §