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1967. Deborah Kerr as Agent Mimi (alias Lady Fiona) in the spy spoof Casino Royale - s94

 

1967. Deborah Kerr as Agent Mimi (alias Lady Fiona) in the spy spoof Casino Royale

1967. Deborah Kerr as Agent Mimi (alias Lady Fiona) in the spy spoof Casino Royale

Casino Royale is a 1967 spy parody comedy film originally produced by Columbia Pictures featuring an ensemble cast. It is loosely based on Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel. The film stars David Niven as the "original" Bond, Sir James Bond 007. Forced out of retirement to investigate the deaths and disappearances of international spies, he soon battles the mysterious Dr. Noah and SMERSH. The film's tagline: "Casino Royale is too much... for one James Bond!" refers to Bond's ruse to mislead SMERSH in which six other agents are pretending to be "James Bond", namely, baccarat master Evelyn Tremble (Peter Sellers); millionaire spy Vesper Lynd (Ursula Andress); Bond's secretary Miss Moneypenny (Barbara Bouchet); Bond's daughter by Mata Hari, Mata Bond (Joanna Pettet); and British agents Coop (Terence Cooper) and The Detainer (Daliah Lavi). wikipedia

Directed by John Huston, Ken Hughes, Robert Parrish, Joseph McGrath, Val Guest

Screenplay by Wolf Mankowitz, John Law, Michael Sayers

Based on Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

Produced by Charles K. Feldman, Jerry Bresler

Cinematography - Jack Hildyard, John Wilcox, Nicolas Roeg

Edited by Bill Lenny

Music by Burt Bacharach

Production company - Famous Artists Productions

Distributed by Columbia Pictures

Release date 13 April 1967 (London)