Casino Royale (film, 1967)

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Casino Royale
Directed by Ken Hughes
John Huston
Joseph McGrath
Robert Parrish
Val Guest
Richard Talmadge
Produced by Charles K. Feldman
Written by Ian Fleming (original)
Wolf Mankowitz
John Law
Michael Sayers
Starring David Niven
Peter Sellers
Ursula Andress
Orson Welles
Woody Allen
Barbara Bouchet
John Huston
Music by Burt Bacharach
Cinematography Jack Hildyard
Nicolas Roeg
John Wilcox
Editing by Bill Lenny
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) April 28, 1967
Running time 131 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Official website
IMDb profile

Casino Royale (1967) is an unofficial James Bond film, and a parody of EON Productions' official James Bond film series. It is based on Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, and stars David Niven as the main character. The film is the second of three film adaptations of Fleming's Casino Royale to be produced, the other two being the 1954 Climax! TV film and the official EON Bond installment in 2006. It is also the second of three un-official (non-EON produced) James Bond movies, the former being the 1954 adaptation Casino Royale, and the third being the 1983 remake Never Say Never Again, none of which have any connection to each other.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, producers of the official James Bond series, would eventually purchase the film rights from Columbia Pictures in the late 1990s, along with the 1954 Casino Royale adaptation and Never Say Never Again.

The film's title comes from the Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel. It is an unusual example of an English-language film with a French name (meaning "Royal Casino").