Director: Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Val Guest, Richard Talmadge
Writer: Ian Fleming (Novel), Wolf Mankowitz (Screenplay)
Starring: David Niven (James Bond), Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, Barbara Bouchet
Production Company: Famous Artists Productions
Kent Locations Used: Mereworth Castle
Casino Royale (1967) is a spoof James Bond film which is loosely based on Ian Fleming’s first novel of the same name. The plot film centres on James Bond coming out of retirement to take on the forces of SMERSH.
The film has an ensemble cast including David Niven (Murder by Death, Around the World in 80 Days) as Sir James Bond, Peter Sellers (Being There, Dr. Strangelove) Ursula Andress (Dr. No, Clash of the Titans), Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil) and Woody Allen (Manhattan, Annie Hall).
Mereworth Castle was used as Sir James Bond’s home, which SMERSH blow up at the start of the film. Mereworth Castle is not actually a castle but a grade 1 Palladian country house in the borough of Tonbridge and Malling. It is now privately owned and not open to the public.
Casino Royale (1967) was released in the UK on Thursday 13th April 1967 and is available to buy on DVD.
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