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Casino Royale (1967)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  28 April 1967 (USA)
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In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

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Storyline

After the death of M, Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH and Le Chiffre, Bond thinks up the ultimate plan. That every agent will be named James Bond. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take on Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat, but all the Bonds get more than they can handle. Written by simon

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28 April 1967 (USA)  »

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Charles K. Feldman's Casino Royale  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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Peter Sellers and Orson Welles hated each other so much that the filming of the scene where both of them face each other across a gaming table actually took place on different days with a double standing in for one the actors. See more »

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Sir James: [Passes the late M's wig to Agent Mimi/Lady Fiona McTarry, M's widow] Should it be given a Christian burial? Just how personal is a toupee?
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The opening credit animation by Richard Williams parodies illuminated manuscripts with cartoon-style calligraphy. It sets the tone for the film as a psychedelic "knight's tale" of Sir James Bond. See more »

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Psychedelic Extravaganza!
29 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I highly recommend this film to anyone who is an aficionado of psychedelic or 1960's film/music/art. This was the most expensive psychedelic project of the entire era to my knowledge, in any format. The sets alone make the the feature worth seeing. Having a keen familiarity with the era and culture may not be enough to prepare one for appreciating this standout curiosity. One must also be widely versed in James Bond, novels and all, to understand much of the humor. That humor is set against an invisible backdrop of the unprecedented popularity of James Bond at the time. A degree of comfort with all things psychedelic is yet another requirement to fully digest this cinematic delight. Please note that this was a very "in" movie, to coin a phrase from the era, which also explains why "Casino Royale ('67)" receives unfavorable reviews. As this lavish production was targeted for the "in" crowd of that bygone era, it is only slightly more alien to the general public today. If you are "in", this high water mark of the era is an experience not to be missed.


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