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Kaleidoscope (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 22 September 1966 (USA)
Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Smight

Writers:

Robert Carrington, Jane-Howard Hammerstein (as Jane-Howard Carrington)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Beatty ... Barney Lincoln
Susannah York ... Angel McGinnis
Clive Revill ... Inspector 'Manny' McGinnis
Eric Porter ... Harry Dominion
Murray Melvin ... Aimes
George Sewell ... Billy
Stanley Meadows ... Dominion Captain
John Junkin ... Dominion Porter
Larry Taylor ... Dominion Chauffeur
Yootha Joyce ... Museum Receptionist
Jane Birkin ... Exquisite Thing
George Murcell ... Johnny
Anthony Newlands ... Leeds
Peter Blythe ... Poker Player
Sean Lynch ... Poker Player
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Storyline

Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who scores sensational wins at poker and chemin de fer because he has succeeded in marking the original plates for the backs of all the playing cards manufactured in a plant in Geneva and used in all the gambling joints in Europe. In his gambling depredation, Barney is spotted by Angel McGinnis, the daughter of a Scotland Yard Inspector 'Manny' McGinnis on the lookout for a man to do a job. The inspector enlists Barney's help in playing poker with a shady London character whom Scotland Yard wants to force to financial ruin. Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines:

Love. Larceny. Luck. They're all in the cards. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bank Breaker See more »

Filming Locations:

Hampstead, London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Winkast Film Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sandra Dee was cast as the female lead but replaced See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Saint: The Fast Women (1967) See more »

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Kaleidoscope
Written by Stanley Myers
Performed by Stanley Myers And His Orchestra
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This film is based on the James Bond novel "Casino Royale" by Ian Fleming.
22 February 2001 | by bradnfrankSee all my reviews

Though not credited (and probably unauthorized), this film is clearly based on the James Bond novel "Casino Royale" by Ian Fleming. In fact, it's more like the novel than the 1967 film "Casino Royale". The initial set-up of the story is very different - it has nothing to do with spies, and Beatty's character is not based on Bond; but his attempt to out-gamble a villain, and the subsequent events, will be very familiar to anyone who has read the book. Bond fans who have wished for a faithful adaptation of "Casino Royale" should check out this film.

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ADDENDA: I wrote the above comments in February of 2001. It's now November 2006, and a new "official" version of "Casino Royale" is in theaters. It's one of the best Bond films ever, and very faithful to Fleming's original book. But I still heartily recommend "Kaleidoscope" to Bond fans (and others).


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