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Writers:
Wolf Mankowitz (screenplay) &
John Law (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
28 April 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
"Too many cooks spoil the broth". See more (242 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Sellers ... Evelyn Tremble (James Bond - 007)

Ursula Andress ... Vesper Lynd (007)

David Niven ... Sir James Bond

Orson Welles ... Le Chiffre

Joanna Pettet ... Mata Bond

Daliah Lavi ... The Detainer (007)

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

Deborah Kerr ... Agent Mimi (Alias Lady Fiona)

William Holden ... Ransome

Charles Boyer ... Le Grand

John Huston ... McTarry (M)

Kurt Kasznar ... Smernov

George Raft ... George Raft

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 ... Miss 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 Representative

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

Veronica Carlson ... Tall Blonde (uncredited)

Geraldine Chaplin ... Keystone Kop (uncredited)
Erik Chitty ... Sir James Bond's Butler (uncredited)
Joe Cornelius ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Frances Cosslett ... Michele (uncredited)
Maxwell Craig ... Firing Squad Guard (uncredited)

Mireille Darc ... Jag (uncredited)
Alexander Doré ... Extra (uncredited)

Valentine Dyall ... Vesper Lynd's Assistant / Dr. Noah's Voice (uncredited)

Hal Galili ... USA Officer at Auction (uncredited)
Veronica Gardiner ... Bond Girl (uncredited)
Bob Godfrey ... Scottish Strongman (uncredited)

Jack Gwillim ... British Officer at Auction (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Casino Patron (uncredited)

Ian Hendry ... Bit part (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)
Alec Paterson ... Keystone Cop (uncredited)
Dido Plumb ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)

David Prowse ... Frankenstein's Creature (uncredited)
Rosemarie Reede ... Casino patron (uncredited)
Richard Reeves ... Hit Man (uncredited)

Milton Reid ... Temple Guard (uncredited)
Ernie Rice ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Dubbing (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Rowland ... MI5 Agent (uncredited)

Bill Sawyer ... Russian Officer (uncredited)

Elke Sommer ... SMERSH agent / Jaguar E-Type driver (uncredited)
Guy Standeven ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
William F. Sully ... Nikita Khrushchev (uncredited)

Richard Talmadge ... Keystone Kop (uncredited)
Robin Tolhurst ... Casino Girl (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
Tim Abady .... assistant set dresser (uncredited)
Chris Burke .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Stuart Craig .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Michael Guyett .... trainee scenic painter (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)
Roy Scammell .... stunt double: Deborah Kerr (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)
Michael Walter .... key grip (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:
Black And White (archive footage: Keystone Cops) | 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:A (original rating) | Austria:16 | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-12 | France:Tous publics | 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:
Stuntman Tony Smart would later serve as a special effects technician on the remake Casino Royale (2006).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The giant oval-shaped window gets blown completely out, with no glass remaining. It cuts away to another shot, and then cuts back and you can see there are shards of glass still in the window.See more »
Quotes:
Sir James:So, that's your plan, huh? The world full of beautiful women and all men shorter than yourself.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Look of LoveSee more »

FAQ

Gregory Ratoff---Did He Own the Rights to "Casino"?
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51 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
"Too many cooks spoil the broth"., 5 October 2005
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

What a mess of the royal proportions - such a great cast (Peter Sellers, David Niven, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, Ursula Andress, Deborah Kerr, and Jean-Paul Belmondo), the James Bond's story, plenty of beautiful (and I mean it) girls, the music by Burt Bacharach, most famous sets - but the movie is almost totally unwatchable. It started funny enough - at Sir James Bond's (David Niven) home where he was approached by four international agents that forced him to come out of retirement and head up the operation against the evil organization SMERSH. His mission is to destroy Topple LeChiffre (Orson Welles} at the baccarat tables where he never loses and wins a lot of money to supply SMERSH. Then, the movie becomes silly, stupid, pointless, and (what is the worst) not funny. Only Woody Allen, (as Bond's incompetent nephew, Jimmy Bond) brilliant as usual has appeared in two scenes and made them silly and hilarious. I think that "Casino Royale" (the way it was made) illustrates the fact that bigger is not always better - overlong and overblown, written and directed by five or more writers and directors, it brings to mind an old saying, "Too many cooks spoil the broth".

OT: the abbreviation SMERSH really existed during the WWII. It means "Death to the Spies" in Russian.

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