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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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28 April 1967 (USA) See more »
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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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  (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)
Dido Plumb ... Man in Crowd (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)
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)
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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131 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm prints)
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?

At the Intercon science fiction convention held in Slough in 1978, David Prowse commented on his part in this film, apparently his big-screen debut. He claimed that he was originally asked to play "Super Pooh", a giant Winnie The Pooh in a superhero costume who attacks Tremble during the Torture of The Mind sequence. This idea, as with many others in the film's script, was rapidly dropped, and Prowse was re-cast as a Frankenstein-type Monster for the closing scenes. The final sequence was principally directed by former actor and stuntman Richard Talmadge.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the Baccarat scene between Peter Sellers and Orson Welles, in the long shots both characters are surrounded by a crowd of extras, mostly women. In the close-ups of Sellers alone, the background shows only a few people, mostly men; a woman in a red dress appears in two shots but not in others, while Ursula Andress is in the shots that do not have the red dress. Several of the characters appear motionless and slightly blurred, possibly a still back-projection or montage.See more »
Sir James:Ah, this is where you come in Moneypenny. I want you to go through all the Auxiliary Files.
Miss Moneypenny:The lot, sir? It'll take all night.
Sir James:Your mother did some of her best work at night.
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84 out of 108 people found the following review useful.
Great giggly nostalgia from stellar cast, 12 October 2000

I can't believe how many people have posted such negative comments about this film - those who try to compare it with the serious Bond series are as witless as those who find the plot too complicated for their tiny little minds. I saw this first when I was about 12 years old, and it seemed clear enough to me then - there are some baddies, and the goodies have to stop them. With some gags and lots of style.

OK maybe with maturity I can see it has dated a little, some scenes may drag a bit and a few people may be offended by the sixties outlook on life, but hey whadda you expect from a sixties film? What it boils down to is a series of comic vignettes featuring just about every famous face in the movies at the time, bringing Sellers and Niven together again after the first Pink Panther movie, which practically founded the whole crazy sixties anything-goes genre, of which this is the pinnacle and epitome. Set to some fabulous tunes and on a collection of extraordinary sets, dozens of master mirthmakers perform a loopy little dance around the plot of Fleming's novel (this film actually contains a lot more of the novel it is named after than most of the "proper" Bond series). Some of the faces only feature for a few moments (Peter O'Toole's part is tiny, for one), others, like Sellers, Allen, Niven and Welles, do enough to create truly memorable characters despite the frantic pace of much of the film (I still cannot think of Welles' face without those scary shades). Sellers does his multi-talented thing as usual, Niven plays Bond to a tee as the quintessential unflappable Englishman (his screen persona provided much of the inspiration when Fleming created Bond), and Allen plays his nervy, sexmad little stereotype as well as in any of his own films.

I can see that this will not appeal to some people, but anyone who can lighten up, enjoy a little silliness and appreciate that 60s sense of humour will find this a hilarious jaunt round the spy genre. If you do like it, check the other installments in this classic period for Sellers - What's New Pussycat, After the Fox, the Wrong Box and of course, the awesome Magic Christian. Beats the pants off yer Austin Powers any day of the week.

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