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Casino Royale -- In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond (David Niven) comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

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Writers:
Wolf Mankowitz (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
28 April 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
CASINO ROYALE . . . the greatest JAMES BOND! 007 show on earth ! [Australian Daybill Movie Poster] See more »
Plot:
In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Royale Treatment See more (231 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Sellers ... Evelyn Tremble / James Bond 007

Ursula Andress ... Vesper Lynd / James Bond 007

David Niven ... Sir James Bond

Orson Welles ... Le Chiffre

Joanna Pettet ... Mata Bond

Daliah Lavi ... The Detainer / James Bond 007

Woody Allen ... Jimmy Bond (Dr. Noah)

Deborah Kerr ... Agent Mimi / Lady Fiona McTarry

William Holden ... Ransome

Charles Boyer ... Le Grand

John Huston ... M / General McTarry

Kurt Kasznar ... Smernov

George Raft ... Himself

Jean-Paul Belmondo ... French Legionnaire (as Jean Paul Belmondo)
Terence Cooper ... Cooper / James Bond 007

Barbara Bouchet ... Moneypenny
Angela Scoular ... Buttercup
Gabriella Licudi ... Eliza
Tracey Crisp ... Heather
Elaine Taylor ... Peg

Jacqueline Bisset ... Giovanna Goodthighs (as Jacky Bisset)
Alexandra Bastedo ... Meg

Anna Quayle ... Frau Hoffner
Derek Nimmo ... Hadley

Ronnie Corbett ... Polo
Colin Gordon ... Casino Director

Bernard Cribbins ... Taxi Driver

Tracy Reed ... Fang Leader

John Bluthal ... Casino Doorman & M.I.5. Man
Geoffrey Bayldon ... 'Q'
John Wells ... 'Q's' Assistant
Duncan Macrae ... Inspector Mathis (as Duncan MaCrae)
Graham Stark ... Cashier
Chic Murray ... Chic
Jonathan Routh ... John
Richard Wattis ... British Army Officer
Vladek Sheybal ... Le Chiffre's Auctioneer

Percy Herbert ... 1st Piper
Penny Riley ... Control Girl
Jeanne Roland ... Captain of the Guards
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Rietty ... Dubbing (voice)
Peter Ashmore ... Barman (uncredited)
Jennifer Baker ... Le Chiffre's Assistant (uncredited)
Susan Baker ... Le Chiffre's Assistant (uncredited)
R.S.M. Brittain ... Sergeant Major (uncredited)

Geraldine Chaplin ... Keystone Kop (uncredited)
Erik Chitty ... Sir James Bond's Butler (uncredited)
Frances Cosslett ... Michele (uncredited)
Alexander Doré ... Extra (uncredited)
Valentine Dyall ... Vesper Lynd's Assistant / Dr. Noah's Voice (uncredited)
Hal Galili ... USA Officer at Auction (uncredited)
Veronica Gardnier ... Bond Girl (uncredited)
Bob Godfrey ... Scottish Strongman (uncredited)

Jack Gwillim ... British Officer at Auction (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Walter Henry ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
John Hollis ... Fred (uncredited)

Anjelica Huston ... Agent Mimi's Hands (uncredited)

Burt Kwouk ... Chinese General (uncredited)

John Le Mesurier ... M's Driver (uncredited)
Yvonne Marsh ... Bond Girl (uncredited)
Barrie Melrose ... Extra (uncredited)
Stirling Moss ... Driver (uncredited)

Caroline Munro ... Guard Girl (uncredited)

Peter O'Toole ... Scottish Piper (uncredited)

David Prowse ... Frankenstein's Creature (uncredited)

Milton Reid ... Temple Guard (uncredited)
Ernie Rice ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Robert Rowland ... MI5 Agent (uncredited)
Guy Standeven ... Bus Driver (uncredited)

Richard Talmadge ... Keystone Kop (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Vesper Lynd (voice) (uncredited)
Mona Washbourne ... Tea Lady (uncredited)
Jennifer White ... Bond Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Ken Hughes  (Berlin scenes) (as Kenneth Hughes)
John Huston (scenes at Sir James Bond's house and castle in Scotland scenes)
Joseph McGrath (scenes with Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress and Orson Welles)
Robert Parrish (scenes with Peter Sellers and Orson Welles)
Richard Talmadge (uncredited) (Casino Royale finale)
 
Writing credits
Wolf Mankowitz (screenplay) &
John Law (screenplay) &
Michael Sayers (screenplay)

Ian Fleming (suggested by the novel "Casino Royale")

Woody Allen  uncredited
Val Guest  additional dialogue (uncredited)
Ben Hecht  uncredited
Joseph Heller  uncredited
Peter Sellers  uncredited
Terry Southern  uncredited
Billy Wilder  uncredited

Produced by
Jerry Bresler .... producer
John Dark .... associate producer
Charles K. Feldman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Burt Bacharach 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Lenny 
 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
 
Production Design by
Michael Stringer 
 
Art Direction by
Ivor Beddoes 
Lionel Couch 
John Howell 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 
Anna Duse (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist: Ursula Andress (as John O' Gorman)
Joan Smallwood .... chief hairdresser
Neville Smallwood .... chief makeup artist
 
Production Management
Barrie Melrose .... production manager
John D. Merriman .... production manager (as John Merriman)
Douglas Peirce .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roy Baird .... assistant director
Val Guest .... scenes with Woody Allen and additional scenes with David Niven
Carl Mannin .... assistant director
Anthony Squire .... second unit director
John Stoneman .... assistant director
Richard Talmadge .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Norman Dorme .... assistant art director
Bill MacLaren .... construction manager (as Bill Maclaren)
Terence Morgan .... set dresser
Tony Rimmington .... assistant art director
Stuart Craig .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Peter Mullins .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sash Fisher .... sound
Chris Greenham .... sound editor
Bob Jones .... sound
Richard Langford .... sound (as Dick Langford)
John W. Mitchell .... sound
Jim Shields .... dialogue editor (as James Shields)
Richard Best Jr. .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Cliff Richardson .... special effects
Roy Whybrow .... special effects
Wally Armitage .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
John Richardson .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Les Bowie .... special matte work
Gerald Larn .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Gillian Aldam .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Anderson .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Brace .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Tex Fuller .... stunts (uncredited)
Rusty Hood .... stunts (uncredited)
Arthur Howell .... stunts (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... stunt double: David Niven (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Munt .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard O'Brien .... stunt rider (uncredited)
Keith Peacock .... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Plummer .... stunts (uncredited)
Dinny Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Reid .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Terry Richards .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Smart .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Yorke .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolas Roeg .... additional photography
John Wilcox .... additional photography
Trevor Coop .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Ted Deason .... focus puller: "a" camera (uncredited)
Wally Fairweather .... focus puller (uncredited)
Gerry Fisher .... camera operator (uncredited)
Maurice Gillett .... supervising electrician (uncredited)
Pamela Green .... still photographer (uncredited)
Anthony B. Richmond .... focus puller (uncredited)
Alex Thomson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Douglas Webb .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ken Worringham .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Alan Strachan .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Burt Bacharach .... conductor
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass .... main title theme played by (as Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David Berglas .... technical adviser
Charles K. Feldman .... presenter
Tutte Lemkow .... choreographer
Richard Williams .... titles and montage effects
Lord Bolton .... stand-in: Sir James Bond in grouse shooting scenes (uncredited)
Graham Fowler .... production assistant (uncredited)
Renée Glynne .... continuity (uncredited)
Michael Murray .... runner (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
131 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Australia:PG (DVD/video rating) | Australia:X (original rating) | Austria:16 | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2001) | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG (Video rating) | Ireland:G (1967) | Italy:T | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | Norway:15 | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) | USA:TV-14 | USA:Approved (certificate #21448) | West Germany:16 (original rating) (cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ian Fleming received three offers for the film rights to his "Casino Royale" novel during 1954. Producer/director Gregory Ratoff bought the rights to the novel in May 1954 for $600. It was a six-month option and Ratoff took this to CBS, which produced it and broadcast it as a one hour-episode for "Climax!" (1954) ("Climax!: Casino Royale (#1.3)" (1954)]. CBS then purchased the rights to the novel for $1000. John Shepridge negotiated the sale of the film and television rights in 1954. Before the sale, the "Casino Royale" novel had not been successful, and was even retitled and Americanized for its paperback issue. Twelve months later, and after TV episode was broadcast, Ratoff bought "Casino Royale" outright in perpetuity for an additional $6000. Both sales, including the option and the buy-out, Fleming later said he regretted because he sold them so cheaply, but he needed the money at the time. With the money from the larger sale, Fleming bought a Ford Thunderbird at a cost of £3000. Ratoff passed away on 14 December 1960. In 1961 his widow sold the rights to producer Charles K. Feldman for $75,000, and instead of a straight James Bond film, Feldman shot Casino Royale (1967) as a James Bond parody. In 1999 Sony paid MGM $5 million to settle the $40-million lawsuit that MGM had brought against Sony over the Bond rights, due to Sony's intentions to remake "Casino Royale". Sony agreed to hand over all of its rights to the Bond character and "Casino Royale". In an ironic twist of fate, Sony bought MGM in 2005 and in 2006 released its own serious adaptation of the book, Casino Royale (2006).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the flying saucer is extending the ramp for the horseman to ride up, two pedestrians disappear as they walk into the part of the frames overlaid by the saucer graphic.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:Seven James Bonds at Casino Royale. They came to save the world and win a gal at Casino Royale. Six of them went to a heavenly spot. The seventh one is going to a place where it's terribly hot.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Persistence of Vision (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Claire De LuneSee more »

FAQ

Gregory Ratoff---Did He Own the Rights to "Casino"?
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142 out of 171 people found the following review useful.
The Royale Treatment, 19 April 2004
Author: Merwyn Grote (majikstl@aol.com) from St. Louis, Missouri

CASINO ROYALE is one of the truly great bad movies of all time. It is a wonderfully weird, bold, funny and incoherent mess of a movie. What should stink of embarrassing desperation, instead proves to cheerfully insane, unpredictable and remarkably free of common sense.

The film was intended to be the ultimate spy spoof, an attempt to out-Bond the James Bond movies and their innumerable imitators. To this end, the untold number of writers and directors involved have opted to take the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to storytelling, mixed with a cut-and-paste style of editing. It is obvious that no one gave the slightest thought to creating a genuine spy film and instead approached the film with a devil-may-care attitude. As far as the actors are concerned, CASINO ROYALE seems to be little more than an excuse to have a multimillion dollar party at the studio's expense. As a satire of Bond films, CASINO is adequate; as a satire of the then trendy-swinging-cool-hip-with-it-now youth films of the era, it succeeds beautifully.

Basically you have a whole bunch of big name stars -- past their prime, but still with box office credibility -- ridiculing the very youth market that was squeezing them off the theatre marquees. Yet, the film has no malice; it is as bright and breezy as a screwball comedy with just a touch of British absurdity. It is amazing that a film that is so overblown, over produced and over budgeted can still be so light and airy. Despite a chaotic recipe, the film has a lot of really great ingredients. The cast is slumming in style (where else can you find Orson Welles, John Huston and Woody Allen hamming it up in the same film or Peter O'Toole, George Raft, Charles Boyer and Jean-Paul Belmondo dropping in for fleeting cameos?) And you have one of the best soundtrack albums ever, including Herb Alpert's title track and Dusty Springfield's sexy, sultry rendition of the Bacharach and David classic "The Look of Love." Plus, you get Woody Allen as an evil genius out to take over the world and Deborah Kerr dangling from the drain pipe of a Scottish castle.

And, to some extend, the film gets Bond right. As the legit James Bond series grinds on, getting ever more pompous, humorless and heavy-handed, CASINO ROYALE sees the whole genre for what it is: an absurdist lark. Indeed, if CASINO ROYALE has a soul mate, it is not GOLDFINGER, but the "Batman" TV series, another pop culture phenomenon designed to deflate pretense with overblown villains, outrageously silly situations, off-the-wall cameos and a tongue placed firmly in the cheek.

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