Originally broadcast as an episode of "Climax!" (1954). Most prints retain the original Climax opening credits. The DVD release (as a bonus on the DVD for Casino Royale (1967) has added the MGM lion logo to reflect the fact the production is now owned by MGM.
Casino Royale (. Climax! ) 3rd episode of the first season of Climax! " Casino Royale " is a live 1954 television adaptation of the 1953 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. An episode of the American dramatic anthology series Climax!, the show was the first screen adaptation of a James Bond novel, and stars Barry Nelson, Peter Lorre, and ...
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Casino Royale aired live on October 21st in 1954 as the third episode of Climax!. It disappeared from public consciousness until the 1980s when film historian Jim Schoenberger located it, albeit without its final credits.
Casino Royale which is the very first screen outing for Bond; an episode of Climax! from 1954, less than three years after the novel was written. Seeing as how it was a television episode from the other side of the planet and broadcast before I was born I doubted very much whether or not I’d ever actually get to see it.
Climax!, Classic TV, James Bond American Agent Jimmy Bond (Barry Nelson) plays baccarat for high stakes with a Soviet agent (Peter Lorre) who needs to win to cover his embezzlement of party funds and will stop at nothing to get 80 million Francs.
On Thursday, October 21st, 1954, Climax! presented an hour-long adaptation of Ian Fleming’s novel Casino Royale, introducing his suave secret agent, James Bond. Barry Nelson starred as “Jimmy” Bond with Peter Lorre as the villain, Le Chiffre.
Casino Royale was the 4th highest-grossing film of 2006, and was the highest-grossing instalment of the James Bond series until Skyfall surpassed it in November 2012. Upon its release in the United Kingdom, Casino Royale broke series records on both opening day—£1.7 million —and opening weekend—£13,370,969.
Casino Royale 1954 Before any of EON Productions James Bond film got off the ground TV was the venue of choice for 007 to get his start in the pictures. Even a disappointing villain cant detract from a bold satisfying climax to Daniel Craigs time in the tux. A fitting end to Daniel Craigs tenure as James Bond.