Naslov originala: Casino royale
Redatelj: Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Val Guest, Richard Talmadge
Producent: Charles K. Feldman
Scenario: Wolf Mankowitz & John Law & Michael Sayers
Prema romanu: Iana Fleminga
Uloge: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, Barbara Bouchet, Deborah Kerr, Jacqueline Bisset, Joanna Pettet, Daliah Lavi, Terence Cooper, Bernard Cribbins, Ronnie Corbet, Geoffrey Bayldon,Derek Nimmo, Chic Murray, William Holden, George Raft, John Huston, Elaine Taylor
Glazba: Burt Bacharach
Kamera: Jack Hildyard, BSC, Nicolas Roeg, BSC, John Wilcox, BSC
Montaža: Bill Lenny
Distributer: Columbia Pictures
Zemlja: Ujedinjeno kraljevstvo
The movie opens at the country estate of Sir James Bond 007 (David Niven), a legendary British spy who retired from the secret service 50 years ago in 1917. He is visited by the head of British MI6, M (John Huston), CIA representative Ransome (William Holden), KGB representative Smernov (Kurt Kasznar), and Deuxième Bureau representative Le Grand (Charles Boyer). Each in turn implores Bond to come out of retirement; a sinister organization known as SMERSH has been eliminating various agents around the world. Bond implacably spurns all their pleas, and even a letter from the Queen. M then explains to his fellow representatives the reason for Bond’s retirement: the love of his life, Mata Hari, the famous exotic dancer and spy, whom it had been his sworn duty to lure to her death. When Bond continues to stand firm, his mansion is destroyed by a mortar attack at the orders of M, who is however killed in the explosion.
Bond travels to Scotland to return M’s remains to the grieving widow, Lady Fiona McTarry (Deborah Kerr), who has been secretly replaced by SMERSH’s Agent Mimi. The rest of the household has likewise been replaced by beautiful female agents posing as McTarry’s daughters. The aim of SMERSH is to discredit Bond by destroying his “celibate image”. However, Mimi/Lady Fiona becomes so impressed with Bond that she changes loyalties and helps Bond to foil the plot against him. On his way back to London, Bond survives another attempt on his life by eluding a remote controlled milk float full of explosives.
David Niven as Bond and Barbara Bouchet as Miss Moneypenny
Sir James Bond is now promoted to the head of MI6. Among his first decisions, he orders that all remaining MI6 agents will be named “James Bond 007”, as a ruse to confuse SMERSH. He also hatches a plan to train an irresistible male agent to resist the charms of opposing female agents. His secretary, Miss Moneypenny (Barbara Bouchet), recruits “Coop” (Terence Cooper), a karate expert who begins training to resist seductive women. While training, Coop meets the new “secret weapon”, an exotic agent known as the Detainer (Daliah Lavi).
Sir James then hires Vesper Lynd (Ursula Andress), a retired secret agent turned millionaire, to recruit baccarat player Evelyn Tremble (Peter Sellers), whom he intends to use to turn SMERSH agent Le Chiffre (Orson Welles). Having embezzled SMERSH’s money, Le Chiffre is desperate for money to cover up his theft before he is executed.
Following up a clue from agent Mimi, Sir James persuades his estranged daughter Mata Bond (Joanna Pettet) to travel to East Berlin to infiltrate International Mothers’ Help, a secret school for spies that is actually a SMERSH cover operation. Mata uncovers a plan to sell compromising photographs of military leaders from the United States, USSR, China and Great Britain at an “art auction”, another scheme Le Chiffre hopes to use to raise the money he needs. Mata goes about it all in a belly dancing dress, flushing the photos down the toilet and (with the taxi driver) fighting off the solders there, who had gone into a “War Frenzy”, (wearing helmets, preparing for battle, fighting each other and calling loved ones saying they’d be late for tea) before driving off to London. Le Chiffre’s only remaining option is to kill the auctioneer and raise the money by playing baccarat, The Detainer went there to stop him, but, Le Chiffre figured out that she was a secret agent. He prepares a magic trick, hypnotising The Detainer and making her disappear.
Tremble arrives at the Casino Royale accompanied by Vesper, who foils an attempt to disable him by seductive SMERSH agent Miss Goodthighs (Jacqueline Bisset). Later that night, Evelyn observes Le Chiffre playing at the casino and realizes that he is using infrared sunglasses to cheat. Vesper steals the sunglasses, allowing Evelyn to eventually beat Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat. Vesper is apparently abducted outside the casino, and Tremble is also kidnapped while pursuing her. Le Chiffre, desperate for the winning cheque, subjects Tremble to a hallucinogenic torture sequence, where he is trapped amidst an army of marching Scots. Vesper rescues him, only to cold-bloodedly kill Tremble, presumably for the cheque. Meanwhile, SMERSH agents raid Le Chiffre’s base and kill him for his failure.
While sightseeing in London, Mata Bond is kidnapped by SMERSH in a giant flying saucer, and Sir James travels with Moneypenny to Casino Royale to rescue her after receiving a tip-off. They discover that the casino is located atop a giant underground headquarters run by the evil Dr. Noah, who actually turns out to be Sir James’s clumsy nephew Jimmy Bond (Woody Allen). Jimmy reveals that he plans to use biological warfare to make all women beautiful and kill all men over 4-foot-6-inch (1.37 m) tall, leaving him as the “big man” who gets all the girls. Jimmy goes to check on The Detainer, who has woken up naked and tied to his chair. He tries to convince her to be his queen, she apparently agrees, redresses and lets him show her his evil plans. However, The Detainer foils his plan by poisoning him with one of his own atomic pills, which will cause him to hiccup till he explodes.
Sir James, Moneypenny, Mata and Coop manage to escape from their cell and fight their way back to the Casino Director’s office. Sir James attempts to contact Whitehall, but is cut off by a gun-wielding Vesper, who reveals herself to be a double agent. However, in a huge and disorganized finale, the casino is overrun by secret agents, including a French Legionnaire (Jean-Paul Belmondo), stereotypical movie cowboys and Indians, George Raft, and Ransome’s CIA department.
Eventually, Jimmy’s atomic pill explodes, destroying Casino Royale along with everyone inside including Sir Bond, Vesper, Miss Moneypenny, Mata Bond, The Detainer, Ransome and Jimmy. Sir James and all of his agents then appear in heaven, with angel wings and harps, and Jimmy Bond is shown descending into the fires of hell.