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.
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They discover that the casino is located atop a giant underground headquarters run by the evil Dr. Jimmy reveals that he plans to use biological warfare to make all women beautiful and kill all men over 4-footinch 1.
Jimmy has already captured The Detainer, and he tries to convince her to be his partner; she agrees, but only to dupe him into swallowing one of his "atomic time pills", turning him into a "walking atomic bomb".
Sir James, Moneypenny, Mata and Coop manage to escape from their cell and fight their way back to the Casino Director's office where Sir James establishes Lynd is a double agent.
The casino is then overrun by secret agents and a battle ensues. American and French support arrive, but just add to the chaos.
Eventually, Jimmy counts down his atomic explosion. Sir James and all of his agents then appear in heaven, and Jimmy Bond is shown descending to Hell.
Major stars , such as George Raft and Jean-Paul Belmondo , were given top billing in the film's promotion and screen trailers despite the fact that they only appeared for a few minutes in the final scene.
Casino Royale also takes credit for the greatest number of actors in a Bond film either to have appeared or to go on to appear in the rest of the Eon series — besides Ursula Andress in Dr.
Jack Gwillim , who had a tiny role as a British army officer, played a Royal Navy officer in Thunderball. Milton Reid , who appears in a bit part as the temple guard, opening the door to Mata Bond's hall, played one of Dr.
John Hollis , who plays the temple priest in Mata Bond's hall, went on to play the unnamed figure clearly intended to be Blofeld in the pre-credits sequence of For Your Eyes Only.
Hal Galili , who appears briefly as a US army officer at the auction, had earlier played gangster Jack Strap in Goldfinger.
Well-established stars like Peter O'Toole and sporting legends like Stirling Moss took uncredited parts in the film just to be able to work with the other members of the cast.
The film also proved to be young Anjelica Huston 's first experience in the film industry as she was called upon by her father, John Huston , to cover the screen shots of Deborah Kerr 's hands.
John Le Mesurier features in the early scenes of the film as M's driver. Feldman represented Ratoff's widow and obtained the Casino Royale rights.
Broccoli , who had a long time interest in adapting James Bond, offered to purchase the Casino Royale rights from Feldman, but he declined.
They eventually gave up once they saw the film Dr. The attempt at a co-production eventually fell through as Feldman frequently argued with Broccoli and Saltzman, specially regarding the profit divisions and when the Casino Royale adaptation would start production.
Feldman approached Sean Connery to play Bond, with Connery's offering to do the film for one million dollars being rejected.
Given Eon's series led to a spy film craze at the time, Feldman opted to make his film a spoof of the Bond series instead of a straightforward adaptation.
Ben Hecht's contribution to the project, if not the final result, was in fact substantial. The Oscar -winning writer was recruited by Feldman to produce a screenplay for the film and wrote several drafts, with various evolutions of the story incorporating different scenes and characters.
All of his treatments were "straight" adaptations, far closer to the original source novel than the spoof which the final production became. A draft from discovered in Hecht's papers — but which does not identify the screenwriter — is a direct adaptation of the novel, albeit with the Bond character absent, instead being replaced by a poker-playing American gangster.
Later drafts see vice made central to the plot, with the Le Chiffre character becoming head of a network of brothels as he is in the novel whose patrons are then blackmailed by Le Chiffre to fund Spectre an invention of the screenwriter.
The racy plot elements opened up by this change of background include a chase scene through Hamburg 's red light district that results in Bond escaping whilst disguised as a female mud wrestler.
New characters appear such as Lili Wing, a brothel madam and former lover of Bond whose ultimate fate is to be crushed in the back of a garbage truck, and Gita, wife of Le Chiffre.
The beautiful Gita, whose face and throat are hideously disfigured as a result of Bond using her as a shield during a gunfight in the same sequence which sees Wing meet her fate, goes on to become the prime protagonist in the torture scene that features in the book, a role originally Le Chiffre's.
Virtually nothing from Hecht's scripts was ever filmed. He died from a heart attack in April , two days before he was due to present it to Feldman.
Time reported in that the script had been completely re-written by Billy Wilder , and by the time the film reached production only the idea that the name James Bond should be given to a number of other agents remained.
This key plot device in the finished film, in the case of Hecht's version, occurs after the demise of the original James Bond an event which happened prior to the beginning of his story which, as Hecht's M puts it "not only perpetuates his memory, but confuses the opposition.
Extensive sequences also featured London, notably Trafalgar Square and the exterior of 10 Downing Street. Mereworth Castle in Kent was used as the home of Sir James Bond, which is blown up at the start of the film.
The production proved to be rather troubled, with five different directors helming different segments of the film and with stunt co-ordinator Richard Talmadge co-directing the final sequence.
Val Guest was given the responsibility of splicing the various "chapters" together, and was offered the unique title of "Co-ordinating Director" but declined, claiming the chaotic plot would not reflect well on him if he were so credited.
His extra credit was labelled "Additional Sequences" instead. Part of the behind-the-scenes drama of this film's production concerned the filming of the segments involving Peter Sellers.
Screenwriter Wolf Mankowitz declared that Sellers felt intimidated by Orson Welles to the extent that, except for a couple of shots, neither was in the studio simultaneously.
Other versions of the legend depict the drama stemming from Sellers being slighted, in favour of Welles, by Princess Margaret whom Sellers knew during her visit to the set.
Welles also insisted on performing magic tricks as Le Chiffre, and the director obliged. Director Val Guest wrote that Welles did not think much of Sellers, and had refused to work with "that amateur".
Director Joseph McGrath , a personal friend of Sellers, was punched by the actor when he complained about Sellers' behavior on the set.
Some biographies of Sellers suggest that he took the role of Bond to heart, and was annoyed at the decision to make Casino Royale a comedy, as he wanted to play Bond straight.
This is illustrated in somewhat fictionalised form in the film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers , based on the biography by Roger Lewis , who has claimed that Sellers kept re-writing and improvising scenes to make them play seriously.
This story is in agreement with the observation that the only parts of the film close to the book are the ones featuring Sellers and Welles.
Jean-Paul Belmondo and George Raft received major billing , even though both actors appear only briefly. Both appear during the climactic brawl at the end, Raft flipping his trademark coin and promptly shooting himself dead with a backward-firing pistol, while Belmondo appears wearing a fake moustache as the French Foreign Legion officer who requires an English phrase book to translate " merde!
At the Intercon science fiction convention held in Slough in , David Prowse commented on his part in this film, apparently his big-screen debut.
He claimed that he was originally asked to play "Super Pooh", a giant Winnie-the-Pooh in a superhero costume who attacks Tremble during the Torture of The Mind sequence.
This idea, as with many others in the film's script, was rapidly dropped, and Prowse was re-cast as a Frankenstein -type Monster for the closing scenes.
The final sequence was principally directed by former actor and stuntman Richard Talmadge. The story of Casino Royale is told in an episodic format.
Val Guest oversaw the assembly of the sections, although he turned down the credit of "co-ordinating director".
Sellers left the production before all his scenes were shot, which is why his character, Tremble, is so abruptly captured in the film. Whether Sellers was fired or simply walked off is unclear.
Given that he often went absent for days at a time and was involved in conflicts with Welles, either explanation is plausible.
The framing device of a beginning and ending with David Niven was invented to salvage the footage. He chose to use the original Bond and Vesper as linking characters to tie the story together.
In the originally released versions of the film, a cardboard cutout of Sellers in the background was used for the final scenes. In later versions, this cardboard cutout was replaced by footage of Sellers in highland dress, inserted by "trick photography".
Signs of missing footage from the Sellers segments are evident at various points. Evelyn Tremble is not captured on camera; an outtake of Sellers entering a racing car was substituted.
Out-takes of Sellers were also used for Tremble's dream sequence pretending to play the piano on Ursula Andress ' torso , in the finale - blowing out the candles whilst in highland dress - and at the end of the film when all the various "James Bond doubles" are together.
In the kidnap sequence, Tremble's death is also very abruptly inserted; it consists of pre-existing footage of Tremble being rescued by Vesper, followed by a later-filmed shot of her abruptly deciding to shoot him, followed by a freeze-frame over some of the previous footage of her surrounded by bodies noticeably a zoom-in on the previous shot.
As well as this, an entire sequence involving Tremble going to the front for the underground James Bond training school which turns out to be under Harrods , of which the training area was the lowest level was never shot, thus creating an abrupt cut from Vesper announcing that Tremble will be James Bond to Tremble exiting the lift into the training school.
The Bourne Identity The Bourne Supremacy The Bourne Ultimatum Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: James Bond Eva Green Vesper Lynd Mads Mikkelsen Le Chiffre Judi Dench Felix Leiter Giancarlo Giannini Rene Mathis Caterina Murino Edit Storyline James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a Daniel Craig is James Bond.
Edit Details Official Sites: Black and White opening sequence Color. Edit Did You Know? Trivia Miranda Richardson turned down the role of Vesper Lynd.
Goofs During the nail gun fight in the sinking building one may have a nail gun's safety removed I own one to fire in rapid succession however, there is no battery pack or air hose attached to charge it to allow it to fire.
Also, the nails used were the incorrect size too large for the gun and the heads of the nails were not the type used in any nail gun. There should be a notch in the head to allow the nails to lay on top of each other in the nail magazine.
So you're telling me its a matter of probability and chance. I was worried there wasn't chance involved. Well, usually the player with the best hand wins.
So, that would be what you call bluffing. You've heard the term. Then you also know in poker you never play your hand. You play the man across from you.
And you're good at reading people? Which is why I've been able to detect an undercurrent of sarcasm in your voice.
Alternate Versions The Chinese version is cut for violence Obanno getting strangled, Bond cleaning up after the stairwell fight, and the torture scene and sexual content the foreplay on the boat.