Casino Royale

Casino Royale

John Huston (1967)

125min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It is perhaps wise not to think of this unwieldy spy caper as a James Bond movie at all. Though nominally based on Ian Fleming's first 007 novel (originally dramatised in a 1954 TV show starring Barry Nelson and remade in 2006 with Daniel Craig), it is in actual fact an Austin Powers-type spoof, in which David Niven's retired Bond recruits assorted 007 agents (among them Ursula Andress and Peter Sellers) to avenge the death of "M" (John Huston). A surfeit of screenwriters (eight, including Billy Wilder) and directors (five, including Huston) lends the whole a chaotic, disjointed air, but there is much fun to be had along the way. In the all-star cast, Orson Welles plays villain Le Chiffre and Woody Allen appears as James's neurotic nephew, Jimmy.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

Sir James Bond David Niven
Evelyn Tremble Peter Sellers
Vesper Lynd Ursula Andress
Le Chiffre Orson Welles
Mata Bond Joanna Pettet
The Detainer Daliah Lavi
Jimmy Bond / Dr Noah Woody Allen
Agent Mimi / Lady Fiona McTarry Deborah Kerr
Ransome William Holden (2)
Le Grand Charles Boyer
McTarry / M John Huston
French legionnaire Jean-Paul Belmondo
George Raft George Raft
Moneypenny Barbara Bouchet
Scotch piper Peter O'Toole
"Q" Geoffrey Bayldon
"Q"'s assistant John Wells
British army officer Richard Wattis
Polo Ronnie Corbett
Taxi driver Bernard Cribbins
Miss Goodthighs Jacqueline Bisset
Hadley Derek Nimmo
Buttercup Angela Scoular
Director John Huston
Director Ken Hughes
Director Val Guest
Director Robert Parrish
Director Joseph McGrath
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdGuidance: May be edited for violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy