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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.

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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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spy spoof | 007 | spy | parody | spoof | See All (422) »

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 April 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charles K. Feldman's Casino Royale  »

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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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(Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

(archive footage: Keystone Cops)| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Sellers hired Terry Southern to write his dialogue (and not the rest of the script) to "outshine" Orson Welles and Woody Allen. See more »

Goofs

How did Mata Bond, Detainer, and Moneypenny die so they wound up in heaven at the end of the movie? When last seen all three had left the Casino long before Jimmy blows it up? See more »

Quotes

Sir James: [taking the reins of the British Secret Service] Oh, by the way, Moneypenny, since I've come in here, have you heard me stammer?
Miss Moneypenny: No, sir!
Sir James: Splendid. Let me know if I do; I haven't got time for that sort of thing now.
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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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Clair de Lune
(uncredited)
Composed by Claude Debussy
[The piano piece played by Sir James, and later by Dr. Noah]
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can't believe how bad this really was!
11 July 2012 | by See 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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