Casino Royale. Image shows from L to R: Vesper Lynd (007) (Ursula Andress), Evelyn Tremble (James Bond - 007) (Peter Sellers). Copyright: Columbia Pictures.

Casino Royale

Casino Royale

Extravagant 007 spoof in which Sir James Bond is brought out of retirement to save the world from criminal organisation SMERSH

Genre
Film
Released
1967
Creator
Ian Fleming
Starring
Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Orson Welles, Joanna Pettet, Daliah Lavi, Woody Allen, Deborah Kerr and others
Writers
Wolf Mankowitz, John Law and Michael Sayers
Directors
John Huston, Kenneth Hughes, Val Guest, Robert Parrish and Joe McGrath
Producers
Charles K. Feldman and Jerry Bresler

Extravagant 007 spoof in which Sir James Bond is brought out of retirement to save the world from the machinations of the criminal organisation SMERSH.

Reluctant to return to the dangers of his old lifestyle, Bond finds himself pressganged back to London by the combined will of MI5, the CIA, KGB, and French secret service, all of whom have their top agents disappearing or dropping like flies. SMERSH must have infiltrated one or all of the top organisations - but who is behind it and for what aim?

Bond creates a host of namesakes from some of the top agents and civillians he knows of - including his own daughter - and sets them on the case. But with rigged casinos, exploding pills, incredibly seductive women, and the upper hand of surprise, SMERSH look set to be a hard nut to crack. It looks like James may just have to go out into the field himself, one last time...

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
142 minutes
Release date
1967
Premiere
13th April 1967, Leicester Square Odeon
Production company
Soundtrack
Music composed and conducted by Burt Bacharach, with lyrics by Hal David. Title theme performed by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Monday 22nd April 2019 at 4:25pm on ITV4

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