Climax! (1954–1958)

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Nominated for 13 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Mike Ragan, Marian Seldes
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William Lundigan ...
 Himself - Host (54 episodes, 1954-1958)
Art Gilmore ...
 Announcer (20 episodes, 1955-1958)
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Climax Mystery Theater  »

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This adaptation of the James Bond novel "Casino Royale" was a pilot for a James Bond TV series that never materialized. See more »

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Casino Royale - 1954

Being a Bond fan, procuring the video of this original broadcast was neither an easy feat nor overlooked in its importance. The October 21, 1954 episode of "Climax!" was the first time James Bond appeared on-screen, and nearly half a century later Bond is still making movies.

The "live" quality of the show makes it all that much more enjoyable; the spontaneity of the lines spoken and the fact that the actors are working with an actual time limit makes for a show in which the flow is constant and consistent, the interest is kept to an expected level, and the characters are more realistic. These are qualities which cannot be replicated in some 20 overly planned and rehearsed later Bond films - but this only makes Casino Royale different - not better.

It is certainly entertaining, to say the least, to watch the original characterization of "Jimmy" Bond - a fast-talking American agent - and compare it to the amazingly developed cool-headedness of today's 007. What a difference 45 years can make!


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