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Writers:
Wolf Mankowitz (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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A terribly silly affair that is made worse by the sheer weight of wasted talent involved See more (247 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)
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)
Doug Robinson .... 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)
Douglas Milsome .... clapper loader (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:
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 the other actor.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: M tells his companions that Sir James had to lure Mata Hari, his true love, across the Spanish frontier into France. Of course, this never happened, and the real Mata Hari never entered France by crossing the Spanish frontier. Mata Hari was last in Spain in November 1916. She was arrested in Paris in February 1917 after the Germans exposed her deliberately to the French as a double-agent because the intel she was providing them was deemed useless (she was recruited by France to seduce Crown Prince Hohenzollern; the French believed mistakenly that he was a commander in his father's army). However, neither the French or the British could produce definite evidence of her spying for Germany at her trial.See more »
Quotes:
Sir James:No one can be such a perverse idiot as to assault a Customs official. It must be deliberate.
Miss Moneypenny:It may just be natural talent, sir.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Born FreeSee more »

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65 out of 111 people found the following review useful.
A terribly silly affair that is made worse by the sheer weight of wasted talent involved, 23 August 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

With the baccarat winnings of Le Chiffre giving them access to a new funding stream, SMERSH is on the rise and only one man can stop them – James Bond. But not THAT James Bond, he is only a mere playboy with gadgets, the real Bond retired years ago but now finds himself approached to come out of retirement to counter the new threat. With his pure lifestyle and impeccable reputation, SMERSH send an array of lovely ladies after him to sully his image or, if that fails, kill him. Things get more confusing as many other agents (also called James Bond) get involved!

With only the number of uncredited writers outweighing the number of directors, this film screams 'mishmash' and indeed, it transpires, that that's exactly what it is – a silly mess which amazingly manages to be less than the sum of its parts. To waste any time here discussing the plot would be to give the film credit that it simply doesn't deserve – the makers owned the rights to the actual novel and could have made a 'real' film but instead the outcome is a film that is more like a load of poorly conceived individual scenes. Some of these have funny moments but generally they are silly beyond being funny and are just daft for the sake of it. The design, 'humour', directing and script is all very 1960's and I do not mean this as a compliment in this case.

The cast list makes this film even more annoying – some of the funniest men alive are in this film but yet they are given nothing to work with whatsoever. Niven is amusing at times but he does no more than play his usual personae. Sellers is a comic legend but this film has him doing a bad Bond spoof and he struggles even when allowed to ad lib. Allen is an unusual find here and in fairness he is actually funny because he brings his stand up routine to the role and seems to just be having a laugh as he goes.

Even to waste these three actors is a crime, but when you consider that the film also has Orson Welles, Ursula Andrews, Deborah Kerr, William Holden, John Huston, George Raft, Jacqueline Bisset, Derek Nimmo, Ronnie Corbett, Bernard Cribbins, Peter O'Toole, Stirling Moss, David Prowse, Burt Kwouk, John Le Mesurier and a few others then you have to wonder how so many people were fooled into appearing in this. I can only imagine how good it seemed at the development stage ('Bond but with laughs') but I doubt if any of those involved are actually proud to have this on their cv.

Overall this is a pretty awful film but I suppose you may get a few laughs out of it if you can buy into the silly tone but I'm afraid I wasn't even able to get close to the mind state needed to enjoy this. The laughs come occasionally but they are too rare and the plot and actual script are not big and not clever. The end product – a silly, self-indulgent mess of a film that is actually very hard to work though and not worth the handful of laughs that you might actually have.

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