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Writers:
Wolf Mankowitz (screenplay) &
John Law (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
28 April 1967 (USA) See more »
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:
An Unfolding Moment See more (227 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)
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)
Robert Rowland ... MI5 Agent (uncredited)
Richard Talmadge ... Keystone Kop (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Vesper Lynd (voice) (uncredited)
Mona Washbourne ... Tea Lady (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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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) | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Germany:12 (f) (re-rating) | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG (Video rating) | Ireland:G (1967) | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (1992) (2001) | USA:TV-14 | USA:Approved (certificate #21448) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film was originally intended to be released on Christmas in 1966, but because the shoot ran several months over schedule the film was not released until April of 1967.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When David Niven (Sir James Bond) introduces himself to Moneypenny, he says "... I'm partial to Jasmine Tea." MoneyPenny: "Jasmine tea, Sir?" Bond: "Lapsang Soochong". These are two very different teas. Since Bond (and Niven) would certainly know the difference, this may be an intentional joke, e.g. a reference to the "real" Bond's "Martini... shaken, not stirred", or (as much of the dialog was improvised) a cast in-joke.See more »
Quotes:
Sir James:I remember your chap Lenin very well. First class organizer. Second class mind.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Claire De LuneSee more »

FAQ

Gregory Ratoff---Did He Own the Rights to "Casino"?
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91 out of 115 people found the following review useful.
An Unfolding Moment, 25 February 2002
Author: Robert J. Maxwell (rmax304823@yahoo.com) from Deming, New Mexico, USA

It helps if you're able to live in Kierkegaard's unfolding moment if you want to enjoy this movie. Or in Fritz Perl's "here and now", to switch hoaxes in midstream.

It's pointless to compare "Casino Royale" to any of the other "straight" Bond films. There is no "plot" worthy of the name. The five disparate directors saw to that, to the extent that the writers didn't. It's a succession of gags, puns, and visual effects taking place in spectacularly designed settings, spoofs of German expressionism, psychedelic imagery, and all that. Some of the gags miss the mark. A British soldier who has been practicing karate chops on wooden boards comes to a stiff attention when his superior approaches and snaps a quivering Brit-style salute, knocking himself out with his own hand. Ha ha.

Such silliness abounds and at times the movie drags a bit, but there is always another joke around the corner. Orson Welles, with his fat cigar at the card table, performing magic tricks with flags and scarves amid flashing lights while everyone whistles and applauds. Peter Sellers trying on different costumes for Ursula Andress, including one of a gruff old general, "There's nothing wrong with the British Ahmy -- that a damned good swim won't cure."

You really can't look for logic in all of this. Listen to the score and watch the performers squeeze the most possible laughs out of their situations. Too bad the movie loses steam at the end so that what should be a climactic pulling together of all the accumulated lines of narrative and jokes is, instead, just plain silly -- clapping seals, parachuting Indians. Ridiculous, but not funny. Writers who have trouble ending absurd movies like this seem to think that a few minutes of chaotic slapstick will serve. "What's New, Pussycat" had the same problem, with people running frantically from room to room in a hotel, a Feydeau farce without laughs. "Sex and the Single Girl" thrust everybody into vehicles and sent them racing down a California freeway with nothing to say. Just about all of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" was an attempt to substitute destruction and speed for wit.

I saw this movie when it was released and laughed from beginning to end. I don't find it quite so funny now, (I don't find ANYTHING quite so funny anymore) but I watch it when I can. It's an opportunity to live in the unfolding moment.

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