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

  • 1967 film

Extravagant 007 spoof in which Sir James Bond is brought out of retirement to save the world from criminal organisation SMERSH. Stars Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Orson Welles, Joanna Pettet and more.

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1967
Creator
Ian Fleming
Stars
Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Orson Welles, Joanna Pettet, Daliah Lavi, Woody Allen, Deborah Kerr and more
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
Companies

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...

Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
142 minutes
UK premiere
Thursday 13th April 1967, Leicester Square ODEON
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music composed and conducted by Burt Bacharach, with lyrics by Hal David. Title theme performed by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 8th January 2022 at 6:20pm on ITV4
  • Friday 29th October 2021 at 11:05pm on ITV
  • Saturday 5th June 2021 at 10:20pm on ITV

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