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Casino Royale

  • Comedy
  • 1967
  • John Huston
  • 125 mins
  • PG

Summary

Concludes.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Sir James BondDavid Niven
Evelyn TremblePeter Sellers
Vesper LyndUrsula Andress
Le ChiffreOrson Welles
Mata BondJoanna Pettet
The DetainerDaliah Lavi
Jimmy Bond / Dr NoahWoody Allen
Agent Mimi / Lady Fiona McTarryDeborah Kerr
RansomeWilliam Holden (2)
Le GrandCharles Boyer
McTarry / MJohn Huston
French legionnaireJean-Paul Belmondo
George RaftGeorge Raft
MoneypennyBarbara Bouchet
Scotch piperPeter O'Toole
"Q"Geoffrey Bayldon
"Q"'s assistantJohn Wells
British army officerRichard Wattis
PoloRonnie Corbett
Taxi driverBernard Cribbins
Miss GoodthighsJacqueline Bisset
HadleyDerek Nimmo
ButtercupAngela Scoular

Crew

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DirectorJohn Huston
DirectorKen Hughes
DirectorVal Guest
DirectorRobert Parrish
DirectorJoseph McGrath

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Language
English
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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