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.
21 October 1954 (USA)
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This is the only James Bond movie to have these attributes: made during the 1950s, scoreless and without a soundtrack, made for television, filmed in black and white, portraying the Bond character as American, does not feature any cars or vehicles, and there is no consummated affair. See more
Camera shadow is visible several times in the final scene. See more
Aren't you the fellow who was shot?
No, I'm the fellow who was missed.
Character name Leiter is misspelt as Letter in the closing credits. See more
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