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Casino Royale (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 28 April 1967 (USA)
In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

Directors:

Val Guest, Ken Hughes (as Kenneth Hughes) | 4 more credits »

Writers:

Wolf Mankowitz (screenplay), John Law (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Terence Cooper ... Cooper (James Bond - 007)
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Storyline

After the death of M, Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH and Le Chiffre, Bond thinks up the ultimate plan. That every agent will be named James Bond. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take on Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat, but all the Bonds get more than they can handle. Written by simon

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Plot Keywords:

spy spoof | 007 | spy | parody | spoof | See All (424) »

Taglines:

CASINO ROYALE . . . the greatest JAMES BOND! 007 show on earth ! [Australian Daybill Movie Poster] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Release Date:

28 April 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charles K. Feldman's Casino Royale See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,744,718, 31 December 1967

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,744,718, 31 December 1967
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage: Keystone Cops)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

David Niven played Sir James Bond in this movie. Niven was actually James Bond creator Ian Fleming's original choice to play Bond. See more »

Goofs

When Lady Fiona McTarry enters Bond's bedroom a crew member can be seen in the mirror on the far wall. He disappears later in the shot. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Noah: Proceed with SMERSH Plan B. Sir James Bond is back - with his morals, his vows, and his celibate image. We must destroy that image.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credit animation by Richard Williams parodies illuminated manuscripts with cartoon-style calligraphy. It sets the tone for the film as a psychedelic "knight's tale" of Sir James Bond. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Region 2 DVD which has English, German, French, Italian and Spanish audio tracks, the ending is left instrumental in Spanish audio track unlike the others. See more »

Connections

Referenced in James Bond 007: Yesterday and Today (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

What's New Pussycat?
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Music by Burt Bacharach
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User Reviews

 
Can't believe how bad this really was!
11 July 2012 | by merlin9911See all my reviews

I remember watching this as a kid and it was funny, but I can't for the life of me remember why now.

I have seen some stinkers, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Loose Shoes, Bloodsucking Redneck Vampires...and this one is every bit as good.

Yes, it is dated, but the problem is deeper. It really looks like they just chopped up a bunch of scraps of skits and random junk from the bottom of the inspiration pile and called it a movie. And it succeeded mostly by false pretenses. It had enough big marquee names to make people go to the theater thinking they were actually going to see them acting in a movie. Wonder how many of these folks were embarrassed to see their name hooked to this film.

It fails on so many levels, BUT it did take enough people in to pay out well.


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