David Niven as Sir James Bond. Peter Sellers as Evelyn Tremble. Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd. Orson Welles as Le Chiffre. Woody Allen as Jimmy Bond.
Joanna Pettet as Mata Bond. Daliah Lavi as The Detainer. Charles Boyer as Le Grand. John Huston as McTarry. Kurt Kasznar as Smernov. George Raft as Himself.
Jean-Paul Belmondo as French Legionnaire. Terence Cooper as Cooper. Barbara Bouchet as Moneypenny. Peter O'Toole as Scotch Piper. Angela Scoular as Buttercup.
Gabriella Licudi as Eliza. Tracey Crisp as Heather. Anna Quayle as Frau Hoffner. Richard Wattis as British Army Officer.
Ronnie Corbett as Polo. Bernard Cribbins as Taxi Driver. Duncan Macrae as Inspector Mathis. Colin Gordon as Casino Director.
Graham Stark as Cashier. Tracy Reed as Fang Leader. Jacqueline Bisset as Miss Goodthighs. Percy Herbert as First Piper.
Derek Nimmo as Hadley. Duncan as 1st Piper. Alexandra Bastedo as Meg. John Bluthal as Casino Doorman.
Chic Murray as Chic. Vladek Sheybal as Le Chiffre's Representative. Jeanne Roland as Captain of the Gurads. John Le Mesurier as Driver uncredited.
Elaine Taylor as Peg. View All Casino Royale News. March 30, Full Review…. Poor is now lost in a hall of distorting mirrors.
October 13, Full Review…. August 15, Full Review…. The few good aspects of this farce are vastly outweighed by the bad. November 5, Rating: Even less amusing than the more 'serious' Bond films.
February 9, Full Review…. July 17, Full Review…. December 30, Full Review…. October 28, Rating: November 11, Rating: October 23, Rating: Silly spoof tamer than Austin Powers.
December 14, Rating: View All Critic Reviews Amis, in his exploration of Bond in The James Bond Dossier , pointed out that Leiter is "such a nonentity as a piece of characterization The treachery of Le Chiffre, with the overtones of a fifth column , struck a chord with the largely British readership as Communist influence in the trade unions had been an issue in the press and parliament at the time.
Benson considers the most obvious theme of the novel to be good versus evil. In light of Bond's conversation, Butterfield identifies a crisis of confidence in Bond's character, where he has "moved beyond good and evil" to the point where he does his job not because of principles, but to pursue personal battles.
Black also identifies a mechanism Fleming uses in Casino Royale —and in subsequent Bond novels—which is to use the evil of his opponents both as a justification of his actions, and as a device to foil their own plans.
Black refers to the episode of the attempted assassination of Bond by Bulgarian assassins which results in their own deaths. Casino Royale was first released on 13 April in the UK as a hardback edition by publishers Jonathan Cape,  with a cover devised by Fleming.
John Betjeman , writing in The Daily Telegraph , considered that "Ian Fleming has discovered the secret of the narrative art Thus the reader has to go on reading".
The critic for Time magazine examined Raymond Chandler 's The Long Goodbye alongside Casino Royale ; he praised Casino Royale , saying that "Fleming keeps his incidents and characters spinning through their paces like juggling balls.
Writing for The New York Times , Anthony Boucher wrote that the book belongs "pretty much to the private-eye school" of fiction. You should certainly begin this book; but you might as well stop when the baccarat game is over.
For this Americanised version of the story, Bond is an American agent, described as working for "Combined Intelligence", while the character Leiter from the original novel is British, renamed "Clarence Leiter".
The agent for Station S. Feldman represented Ratoff's widow and obtained the rights to make a film version. Casino Royale was the first James Bond novel to be adapted as a daily comic strip ; it was published in The Daily Express and syndicated worldwide.
McLusky felt that Fleming's looked too "outdated" and "pre-war" and changed Bond to give him a more masculine look. Following the adaptation, the rights to the film remained with Columbia Films until when the studio, and the rights to their intellectual property portfolio was acquired by the Japanese company Sony.
This led to Eon Productions making the film Casino Royale. Casino Royale is a reboot ,  showing Bond at the beginning of his career as a agent and overall stays true to the original novel.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Casino Royale. James Bond is the culmination of an important but much-maligned tradition in English literature.
His genius was to repackage these antiquated adventures to fit the fashion of postwar Britain In Bond, he created a Bulldog Drummond for the jet age.
Ian Fleming Publications state that it was "in not much more than two months",  while the academic Jeremy Black states that it was on 18 March Ian's are the only modern thrillers with built-in commercials.
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