Casino Royale (film, 1967)
|Directed by|| Ken Hughes|
|Produced by||Charles K. Feldman|
|Written by|| Ian Fleming (original)|
|Starring|| David Niven|
|Music by||Burt Bacharach|
|Cinematography|| Jack Hildyard|
|Editing by||Bill Lenny|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||April 28, 1967|
|Running time||131 minutes|
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").