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A Movie A Day: CASINO ROYALE (1967)
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Published at: Dec. 19, 2008, 4:50 a.m. CST



Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s installment of A Movie A Day. [For those now joining us, A Movie A Day is my attempt at filling in gaps in my film knowledge. My DVD collection is thousands strong, many of them films I haven’t seen yet, but picked up as I scoured used DVD stores. Each day I’ll pull a previously unseen film from my collection or from my DVR and discuss it here. Each movie will have some sort of connection to the one before it, be it cast or crew member.] Our fourth and final film in the second annual AMAD Peter Sellers-A-Thon is today’s CASINO ROYALE, a genuinely odd film jumping off of the very popular James Bond films of the early and mid-60s and actually based on one of Ian Fleming’s books (loosely).

I was going to start this off really cute… talking about how Quantum of Solace was okay, but that I heard it was a direct continuation of CASINO ROYALE and I don’t think Marc Forster did a good job because none of the continuity is the same. Sure, David Niven is dead, but you can still find Woody Allen to reprise his role as James Bond’s idiot nephew and that Vesper Lynd in the flashbacks didn’t look like Ursula Andress. I was going to try to Vern it up a little bit, but then I realized I should leave that stuff to the professionals. The main aspect of the CASINO ROYALE story is indeed a part of this film… The British Secret Service needs to stop the nefarious Le Chiffre (played here by Orson Bloody-Hell Welles), a brilliant and respected gambler, from winning a huge Baccarat game that could fund his terrorist activities.

That, however, is a small part of this movie. The focus is on James Bond Sr., the original and uptight Bond (played by the great David Niven) who hates that his name and number has been sexed up and misrepresented by a string of James Bond 007s who rely on gadgets and not spy work. He has a bumbling nephew, played by Woody Allen, who isn’t fit for the title and above that, M has also started employing a slew of James Bond 007s as SPECTRE eliminates agents all over the world. In order to train these new 007s they have to bring the original, chaste and proper Bond out of retirement. Disjointed doesn’t even begin to describe this movie, with multiple credited directors, screenwriters and varying roaming plot threads that never really tie up. The most interesting subplot is indeed Peter Sellers’ character, who is a well known Baccarat player who is seduced and recruited by Ursela Andress’ Vesper Lynd (who is also a 007). This character isn’t interesting because of any written material, but that Sellers is fucking hilarious, as usual.

What’s really fucking weird about this movie is that it’s a half-spoof. Half of it is just as zany and ridiculous as any of the Zucker Bros movies, but half of it actually tries to stick to telling a James Bond story. CASINO ROYALE is a unique and beautiful butterfly in that respect. You could not make this movie today. The film stock, the filmmaking technique, etc has all evolved and any attempt at doing something like this now would just come off as empty mimicry. It’s kind of why I have a very big soft spot for JAWS 2. It’s an emptier version of the first movie, but the film stock, locations and actors of the time make it feel like it exists in the exact same universe as the first one. That is only helped by the addition of Ursula Andress as Lynd. How weird is that? That’d be like them doing a spoof of the Batman films and having Michael Caine show up for a major role.

Woody Allen shines again in this early role. I’d worry about spoiling the movie, but it’s pretty clear when you see Allen show up for 40 seconds at the beginning of the flick and then disappear for an hour and a half that you’ll see him again in the end. He plays Dr. Noah, the evil mastermind of the story with a ridiculous swallowable capsule nuke to get rid of the world’s men so he can finally get laid. I took today’s subhead from this finale which is Allen’s real time to shine. Niven is likable as always, but honestly felt a little flat here for me. He doesn’t phone it in, but his character doesn’t click for some reason. He almost seems bored or at least just frustrated with how hodgepodge the production was through most of the flick, but he does perk up for a few scenes, the best of which is probably a visit to a Scottish house filled with women trying to seduce him and bust his goodie two-shoes reputation. This involves an explosive flying fake duck, magnet buttons and suspender slingshots.

Oddly enough, scuttlebutt is that Niven was actually Ian Fleming’s original choice to play James Bond… I love the dude, but if his work here is any indicator it’s a good thing Connery got the gig. If you give this one a spin or a re-watch, keep an eye out for a genuinely funny cameo by Peter O’Toole, a nod the Tom Jones title song from a previous Sellers AMAD title WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT? and a cameo by Cato (Burt Kwouk) as a Chinese soldier. Final Thoughts: The flick is a mess, no doubt about it, but it’s a fascinating mess. The fact that it’s almost James Bond canon in some weird way helps that, but mostly it’s the cast of comedy greats. I especially loved the magician version of Le Chiffre as played by Orson Welles. He goes out way too soon, in my opinion. I don’t know if there’s much value in this outside of a morbid curiocity, but it’s not all bad, just not all good.

Here’s what we have lined up for the next week: Friday, December 19th: THE STRANGER (1946)

Saturday, December 20th: BROTHER ORCHID (1940)

Sunday, December 21st: THE PETRIFIED FOREST (1936)

Monday, December 22nd: MOONTIDE (1942)

Tuesday, December 23rd: NOTORIOUS (1946)

Wednesday, December 24th: THE INN OF THE SIXTH HAPPINESS (1958)

Thursday, December 25th: THE HIGH COMMISSIONER (1968)

Tomorrow we follow Orson Welles back to the noir thriller THE STRANGER, co-starring Edward G. Robinson! See you folks for that one! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com



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Readers Talkback

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  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Don't really like this movie

    by hallmitchell

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 5:37 a.m. CST

    I didnt like it either except for Woody Allen bit

    by theycallmemrglass

    The tone was so dull, Sellers wasnt funny in this. Niven (and I too love the guy) was a walking zombie. Quint is right that it is a mess but I wouldnt say a fascinating one. Woody Allen though was a riot. But still not enough for me to want to watch the whole film again

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Don't forget "Daddy's Little Thermometer"...

    by darthliquidator

    ....the very funny and sexy Angela Scoular, who climbs into a tub with Niven to...uh...test the water temperature...several years later she turns up as one of Blofeld's 'Angels of Death' in OHMSS...gently lulled to sleep by the voice of Telly Savalas...telling her to love the flesh of chickens! (...you gotta love 60's Bond-o-mania, there'll never be anything like it again)

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Burt Kwouk

    by JIMBOCOP

    was in (at least) two other Bond films. His intervention saves Bond from THAT laser in Goldfinger (the same year as A Shot In The Dark)and his one of the SPECTRE heirarchy in You Only Live Twice. That is all.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Helllloooooo!

    by JIMBOCOP

    Angela Scoular is married Leslie Phillips too. Ding Dong!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:20 a.m. CST

    "This gun is broken...

    by Alientoast

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Oops

    by Alientoast

    "This gun is broken...I just shot myself!"

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:32 a.m. CST

    I'll say it....It sucked.

    by Rolling_Stone

    A truly bad movie. Only movie that makes me wish the swinging sixties never happened.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Dude David Niven was top dog here.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    C'mon his uberBond rocked. The women, the rock throwing. Fuck it is Nivens movie then Sellars.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Doesn't suck it is the HEAD of Bond films.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    it's like saying HEAD sucked because you didn't understand the psychedelic.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:33 a.m. CST

    One of the most fucked up films of all times

    by ricarleite

    Mostly due to horrendous ammounts of re-writes and Peters Sellers stepping out before shooting all of his scenes (he wanted the movie to be more serious, and he was jealous of Orson Welles). Good things about this film: about 50% of the Peter Sellers sequences, Orson Welles (the best Le Chiffre ever!), and the first Woody Allen scene (classic early Woody Allen). The rest is an absolute mess, totally incoherient. Almost unwatchable as a movie itself, you have to see it more like a audio-visual experiment. Oh, and the Peter O'Toole cameo is a bit amusing, as well.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Saw it Recently

    by Aquatarkusman

    Really a startlingly bad movie. Especially the last 30 minutes.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST

    And This Wasn't Psychedelic

    by Aquatarkusman

    This was something trying to approximate psychedelic from borscht belt geezer producers, whereas the Monkees' HEAD really was made by people on shitloads of acid.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Boy, is this film shit...

    by BiggusDickus

    You can just imagine a bunch of Hollywood suits in their forties and fifties obviously deciding to make a psychodelic movie to 'get with it, Daddy-o'.<p>Appalling. A waste of celluloid and a waste of a couple of hours of your precious life. If you haven't seen it, don't.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST

    And Peter Sellers was a right twunt, apparently.

    by BiggusDickus

    Never liked the fucker...

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    The 1954 version of Casino Royale

    by grampageezer

    My copy of Casino Royale has a bonus feature of the 1954 B&W TV version starring American actor. Barry Nelson as Bond and Peter Lorre as La Chiffe. It was closer to fleming's original story than the David Niven spoof, which today, seems almost like an Austin Powers flick. The commentary on Casino Royale mentioned that early in the filming, the main director dropped out, so the remaining sequences were filmed by fill-in directors which explains the hodge-podge look of the movie. One more thing, in Ian Flemings bio, he claimed that James Bond was actually based on himself, and David Niven most closely resembled his version of 007.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:37 a.m. CST

    I once watched all three versions of CASINO ROYALE...

    by John Maddening

    ...within 12 hours. I was sick one day, and thought it would be fun.<br><br> Let me tell you, though, mix those three in a row with some cold medicine was a bit odd.<br><br> The best line was in the 1954 version: "Mr Bond, I heard you were shot!" "No, I was missed."

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    It's a mess, but..

    by bingo the clown

    It has an excellent score by Burt Bacharach, played by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, plus the song "The Look of Love". And there are a lot of hot women.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST

    probably more fun than Quantom of Salsa

    by dioxholster

    cant be any worse that that last POS movie. i also remember a time where i watched a james bond movie to look at the hot women, what happened now? where are the women?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST

    "And there are a lot of hot women."

    by jim

    In addition of Ursula Andress, also worth mentioning is Dahlia Lavi as well as Joanna Pettet in the Mata Hari outfit.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST

    I never thought...

    by red_weed

    ... I would hear Ursula Andress compared to Michael Caine. Fantastic.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Bah to the haters!

    by Barrymore Yorke

    It's a mess, but I love this movie. Nothing else like it exists. It's the movie version of Oscar Zeta Acosta, as Hunter S Thompson put it: "One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die." The only other '60s films that stand in the same league of weirdness are Head and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    C.R. stuff

    by cyberskunk

    "I've been framed. This gun shoots backwards. I Just killed myself!" (I think that's how it went, not sure) I wonder if that was an allusion to another movie. I think, but am not sure, that in "In Like Flint" there is a backwards-shooting gun. Hrm. But In Like Flint came out a month or so later than Casino Royale, so maybe it was a coincidence.<p>As a child, every time Casino Royale was like a holiday for me for whatever reason. I think I must have been enthralled by the title music and animated title sequence. Which I believe was animated by the person who also worked on Raggedy Anne and Andy, which explains why they both have wacky animated titles. He also worked on Roger Rabbit.<p> Casino Royale spoiler * Evelyn Tremble's death and Ursula's character's assent to heaven seemed like an outrageous miscarriage of justice to me through the years. Then I learned Peter Sellers quit / was fired so he had to be written out during production.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Sellers and Welles

    by morganmorgan

    Supposedly, the claims of jealousy of Sellers against Welles stem from an on-set visit from Princess Mararet, younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. When she arrived she met with Welles FIRST instead of Sellers (who maintained a self-claimed romantic entanglement with her). Sellers then locked himself in his dressing room to pout before promptly abandoning the lot altogether, having the production scramble with its hastily assembled armies of writers, directors, and cast to attempt to complete a barely half-finished film.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Like some kind of tweed stoner comedy

    by Coma Baby

    It's a complete mess, in addition to being corny, odd, and utterly unique. I love it. Quint, I get what you're saying about David Niven's performance, but for some reason I like his scenes the best - esp. the weird scottish manor bits - the boulder toss game, the absurdly hot daughters tempting him everywhere, the suspenders slingshot. For some reason all that stuff makes me laugh. I also love how the unexplained stutter he has in the beginning, suddenly goes away, with the offhand, "I don't have time for that now!" Most of the other bits work for me too - it's almost like an anthology movie, complete with sketchy, ridiculous linking story. Grampageezer - I agree, the 50s version that comes with the DVD that I have is a great bonus - played straight-up and sort of noirish.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I seem to remember from the DVD features

    by jim

    it being said that Sellers was banned from the set; one of the producers refused to allow him to come back after an incident. It may be Sellers walked off and then was told not to come back. Either way, for me, the only obvious problem with Sellers not being on set was a bad cut - Bond hops into his car then the next shot is him being held prisoner by LeChifre. I thought my DVD had skipped a scene or two. <p>I didn't see the rest as Sellers' fault. 5 directors doing their own thing being cobbled together in an attempt to make a coherent film is going to make an uneven picture.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    I thought Deborah Kerr was hot in this one.

    by Tacom

    She had th whole MILF thing going on and a Scottish accent which I found sexy.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    its a glorious mess

    by bacci40

    and has, without a doubt, the best theme song of all the bond films

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Sellers' "Bond" is pretty much Austin Powers

    by zacUpquark

    They were obviously 007 parodies, but I did not realize how much Meyers had taken from THIS spoof. Burt Bacharach (sp?) and Austin's glasses just for clear starters

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I've tried...

    by yodaismyhomie

    I've tried to watch this movie twice and just couldn't do it.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:13 p.m. CST

    What other spoofs...

    by yodaismyhomie

    ...have people from the original movie? I remember there was an Exorcist spoof with Linda Blair in it....I think it's called Repossessed. Anyone know of others?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Tijuana Brass theme song....

    by Aloy

    loved that tune when I was a kid.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    "seems almost like an Austin Powers flick"

    by MGTHEDJ

    Because it also is a main inspiration for Austin Powers films. "The Look of Love" was written for CR (1967), and Austin's "Do you wanna shag" is a play off of Mata Hari's line "Do you wanna drag."<p>This film is truly bizarre. There was so much chaos behind the scenes, the guys in the editing bay messed up and nobody noticed it until the prints were struck.-----later-----m

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    de

    by earlfist

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Awful...

    by Alan Scott

    There are some laughable moments in this movie, but on the whole it's really bad. I doubled it up recently with "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World" and it was like night and day. "Casino Royale" is completely crippled by how all over the place it is, a function I am sure of the producer's intent to do a "Psychedelic Movie". In their attempt to capture the feeling of the time they produced a terrible movie. Whereas "...Mad World" feels of it's own time and also timeless, with a cast of true professionals all under the steady hand of a single director. Again, the only link between these two, as far as I know, is that I happened to cue them on Netflix at the same time. But I think there is a similar quality they share. One of them just does a much better job of it. Watching the bonus feature interview with the Coordinating Director of Casino Royale was very revealing, with his stories of directors having no idea what the others were doing at all. As hard as this is to say given where the franchise eventually went, I feel Austin Powers was a remarkably better send up of these conventions than "Casino Royale".

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Oddity...

    by The_Skook

    Interesting film, but to be honest the best thing about it was the wonderful Robert McGinnis poster of the tattoed girl.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Peter O'toole cameo

    by Jodet

    Was the only five seconds in this film worth watching.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Peter O'toole cameo

    by Jodet

    Was the only five seconds in this film worth watching.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Daliah Lavi naked & bound to a silver gurney

    by thegreatwhatzit

    This image for me (then a pre-adolescent), right on the cusp of a hormone hootenanny, corrupted yours truly for a lifetime. Lavi is an underrated bombshell.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3:09 p.m. CST

    wished I had seen this at 12

    by jrags1138

    the women plus I might have laughed at some of the jokes, a glorious mess-but I own it and put it with the Bond Films - just remembered I saw Ursula Andress in The Sensuous Nurse at 12- wooo -Never mind about ever seeing Casino Royale as a yoot. Friday After Dark did rule.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:15 p.m. CST

    worth watching for the CHICKS

    by shogunshin

    my god this film has some AMAZING girls in it. the film is worth watching for that. smoking hot 60's cool styled babes. just hot hot hot hot chicks.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2 a.m. CST

    black and white casino royale

    by Prossor

    the one from the 50s i think was the best one, better than the explosion-filled blockbuster that just came out 2 years ago.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Never read a favorable review before

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    I think it needs clarifying that this is a good "Bad Movie". I was under the impression that there were multiple directors. In any case, this flick is SO disjointed, and not altogether too funny. The weirdness and variety of sexy women save it, as do certain comedy bits, like the scots. I would recommend this for date night with that pothead you've been meaning to undress.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Christopher Plummer

    by loki965

    If you're doing Christopher Plummer, could Silent Partner be far away?

  • Jan. 9, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    My God

    by Screwbini

    THE HORROR , THE HORROR!!!

  • May 8, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    James Bond

    by eerikkiilari

    It so good to reminisce past movies especially this James Bond series. The thing is this movie always involves gambling, <a href="http://fi.unibet.com/casino" rel="follow">casino</a> and survival. A true thrill to us viewers.