American Combined Intelligence Agency spy James Bond aka Jimmy Bond arrives at the Casino Royale in Monte Carlo, Monaco but is shot at whilst entering. He meets up with British Secret Service secret agent Clarence Leiter (this character was called Felix Leiter in the original Ian Fleming novel). He briefs Bond about his mission then Bond runs into old flame Valerie Mathis (she is an amalgam of the Vesper Lynd and Rene Mathis characters from the novel). She introduces him to Le Chiffre who is the Chief Soviet Agent in the area and is nearly always accompanied by three henchman called Basil, Zoltan and Zuroff. Le Chiffre has been gambling with the Soviet funds of his employers and he's down several million francs. Bond's mission is to beat him at a high-stakes card game of Baccarat so Le Chiffre will be ruined. Written by
21 October 1954 (USA)
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Le Chiffre's three henchmen were called Basil, Zoltan and Zuroff. Due to missing and/or incomplete credits on most available prints and copies, it is not commonly known who played the third henchman, Zuroff, in this tele-film. See more
The sound of the second shot at Bond sheltered behind the column (third shot overall) is markedly delayed apparently due to the prop gun being fired too slowly. The other ones are not very well in sync either. See more
[Directly behind Bond
My cane is in your back, but it is a gun, not a cane, and can blow this space in your spine without a sound. You will appear to have fainted. I shall be gone. Before I count ten, you will accompany me to the office and give me the money. If you call for help, I shall fire. One... two... three... four... five... six...
[Bond suddenly knocks the cane out of Zoltan's hand
Character name Leiter is misspelt as Letter in the closing credits. See more
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