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 Casino Royale-1967  

Columbia / Famous Artists

Directed by:

John Huston, Joe McGrath, Robert Parrish, Val Guest, Ken Hughes

Musical score by Burt Bacharach




Peter Sellers
David Niven
Barbara Bouchet
Deborah Kerr
Orson Welles
Ursula Andress
Woody Allen
William Holden
Charles Boyer
John Huston
Joanna Pettet
Daliah Lavi
Kurt Kasznar
Jacqueline Bisset
Derek Nimmo
George Raft
Ronnie Corbett
Peter O'Toole
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Geoffrey Bayldon
Duncan MacRae

Casino Royale, although a send-up, was actually an 'official' Bond film as Ian Fleming had already sold the screen rights to the book before he signed the deal with Salzman and Broccoli for the other stories. Unable to interest them in a partnership, American producer Charles K. Feldman decided to turn it into a spoof on the Bond films where various actors play the part of Bond during the many, almost episodic, skits and sequences in a very confused storyline bearing little relation to Fleming's original book.

James Bond, a 'retired' secret agent is called back to service by the death of "M" and the imminent collapse of civilization hastened along by his old adversaries S.M.E.R.S.H.. They try to compromise him with gorgeous enemy agents but he manages to remain true to his task. Every agent is renamed James Bond 007 in order to confuse the enemy, including Woody Allen who plays Little Jimmy Bond. Not a bad film in many ways but definitely not 'classic' Bond, which probably contributed most to its being hideously unsuccessful at the box office.

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