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Casino Royale - 1967
Charles K. Feldman's Casino Royale
Tagline: Casino Royale is too much for one James Bond!
Run Time: 131 minutes
One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble (Peter Sellers) takes on Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat. In the course of the film, all the Bonds get more than they can handle, especially when the ultimate villain turns out to be Bond's nephew, Jimmy Bond, played by Woody Allen.
out of 5 stars
Woody Allen plays the villain in this James Bond film.Reviewer: Lucas Everidge May 10, 2010
Casino Royale not a directed-by, written-by Woody Allen film. But the 1968 farce is still universally known as the James Bond movie where Woody Allen plays the villain. The chaotic story and pacing of the film is understandable after seeing that five different directors are listed in the film credits.
Extremely silly, this movie is actually worth watching for the sixties nostalgia, the music, and the collection of actors and actresses who would never appear together in film again. Peter Sellers and Usula Andress appeared with Allen in What's New, Pussycat? two years earlier, a film that Allen had significantly more creative input into, and compared to Casino Royale looks seemingly tame.
Budget: $12,000,000 (estimated)
Gross:$22.744 million (USA), $41.75 million (Worldwide), $11.4 million rentals (USA), $18.4 million rentals (Worldwide)
Release Date: April 13, 1967 (London premiere), April 19, 1967 (USA), September 8, 1967 (Australia), December 21, 1967 (West Germany) December 22, 1967 (Sweeden)
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