History Film / CasinoRoyale1967

4th Dec '16 6:47:25 AM Sapphirea2
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* AffablyEvil: Dr. Noah. His grand plan does certainly spring from pettiness and ''is'' threatening genuinely destruction -- [[spoiler: he intends to kill off all men shorter than him]] -- but it's also him standing up for the little guy, after a fashion (since [[spoiler: goofy guys like him will now get their choice of women, who will all be turned beautiful by the same device]]). He seems to treat his many, many underlings well; the only one he kills is Le Chiffre, who's FauxAffablyEvil anyway. He does hold the Detainer as a captive in his quarters, but tries to convince her to get in on his scheme and the new world order rather than forcing her into it. In fact, his affability is key to his downfall, as she is able to trick him into [[spoiler: swallowing his own bomb pill]].



* FaceHeelTurn: While Le Chiffre is torturing Evelyn, [[spoiler: Vesper Lynd arrives to save him -- only to kill him for the money, apparently]].

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* FaceHeelTurn: While Le Chiffre is torturing Evelyn, [[spoiler: Vesper Lynd arrives to save him -- only to kill him for the money, apparently]]. (That said, it's possible that this is a case of EvilAllAlong rather than this trope.)
* FauxAffablyEvil: Le Chiffre's a jolly gambler, but at the same time he has no qualms with blowing up the auctioneer ''via telephone'' when the auction is ruined by Mata Bond or torturing Evelyn Tremble after Evelyn wins the game.



* KarmaHoudini: Oddly, [[spoiler:Vesper Lynd]], despite a FaceHeelTurn, [[spoiler: actually makes it to Heaven with the other James Bonds ''and stays there'', unlike Jimmy Bond]].

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* KarmaHoudini: Oddly, [[spoiler:Vesper Lynd]], despite a FaceHeelTurn, [[spoiler: Lynd actually makes it to Heaven with the other James Bonds ''and stays there'', unlike Jimmy Bond]].



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Jimmy Bond's introductory scene has him nervously trying to talk a firing squad out of shooting him ("You do realize this means an angry letter to the ''Times''?"), but he successfully pulls off a distraction when they're about to fire and scales the wall behind him to escape...although it turns out that there's ''another'' firing squad about to shoot someone else on the other side and he barely escapes ''that''. This foreshadows Jimmy's [[spoiler: turning out to be Dr. Noah, the Big Bad]] in the late going.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Jimmy Bond's introductory scene has him nervously trying to talk a firing squad out of shooting him ("You do realize this means an angry letter to the ''Times''?"), but he successfully pulls off a distraction when they're about to fire and scales the wall behind him to escape...although it turns out that there's ''another'' firing squad about to shoot someone else on the other side and he barely escapes ''that''. This foreshadows Jimmy's Jimmy [[spoiler: turning out to be Dr. Noah, the Big Bad]] in the late going.



* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Much of the first act takes place here.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Much of the first act takes place here.here when Sir James Bond has to bring M's personal effects back to his ancestral estate (M was short for [=McTarry=]). SMERSH has beaten him there and filled the estate with spies who play up every single Scottish stereotype (and their accents) to extremes -- haggis, kilts, bagpipes, etc. It's implied that ''none'' of them are actually Scottish themselves; M's "widow" is actually a Frenchwoman named Mimi, as are several of her underlings.
3rd Dec '16 10:51:05 AM Sapphirea2
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* AmericansAreCowboys: The American army is apparently composed of cowboys and Indians.
* AndStarring: Terence Cooper and Barbara Bouchet are credited as co-stars, but right before them, George Raft and Jean Paul Belmondo are featured in the secondary cast with no special words around their names despite making a very minor appearance at the climax.

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* AmericansAreCowboys: The American army is apparently composed of cowboys and Indians.
CowboysAndIndians.
* AndStarring: Terence Cooper and Barbara Bouchet are credited as co-stars, but right before them, George Raft and Jean Paul Belmondo are featured in the secondary cast with no special words around their names despite only making a very minor appearance at appearances in the climax.



* BilingualBonus: The French Legionnaire translates "merde" when he hits his hand as "ouch." It actually means "shit."

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* BilingualBonus: The French Legionnaire translates "merde" when he hits his hand as "ouch." It actually means "shit.""shit".



* TheCameo: Even in a movie chock full of them but [[spoiler:Creator/PeterOToole as a bagpiper during Tremble's MindScrew at Le Chiffre's hands.]]
* CampGay: Fordyce, Q's assistant at outfitting Evelyn Tremble
* CastAsAMask: Dr. Noah is pretty much a spoof of this trope.

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* TheCameo: Even in a movie chock full of them but [[spoiler:Creator/PeterOToole as a bagpiper during Tremble's MindScrew at Le Chiffre's hands.]]
hands]] stands out.
* CampGay: Fordyce, Q's assistant at outfitting Evelyn Tremble
Tremble.
* CastAsAMask: Dr. Noah is pretty much a spoof of this trope. He's voiced by Valentine Dyall, radio's "Man in Black", until TheReveal that he's actually [[spoiler: Jimmy Bond -- Woody Allen's character]].



* CoverDrop: During the opening credits, you may have noticed the images of explosions and several characters as angels. These will make sense at the ''very'' end.

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* CoverDrop: During the opening credits, you may have noticed notice the images of explosions and several characters as angels. These will make sense at the ''very'' end.



* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:James Bond himself!]]

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* DeathByAdaptation: Turns out to be [[spoiler:James Bond himself!]]himself]]!



* EveryoneJoinTheParty: In the finale, all Hell breaks loose when the BigBad's casino is invaded by Ransome and an army of secret agents (apparently) sent to assist James Bond, consisting of [[spoiler: a French-Foreign Legionnaire, George Raft playing himself, sterotypical Cowboys and Indians, chimpanzees, and even seals]]. And then everyone else in the casino joins in on the action. No one is safe, [[spoiler: especially when the whole casino explodes at the end, [[KillThemAll killing everyone inside]]]].
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: A chimp shows up [[spoiler: in the big fight climax.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Vesper Lynd arrives to save Evelyn, only to kill him for the money, apparently]]

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* EveryoneJoinTheParty: In the finale, all Hell breaks loose when the BigBad's casino is invaded by Ransome and an army of secret agents (apparently) sent to assist James Bond, consisting of [[spoiler: a French-Foreign French Foreign Legionnaire, George Raft playing himself, sterotypical Cowboys and Indians, stereotypical CowboysAndIndians, chimpanzees, and even seals]].seals. And then everyone else in the casino joins in on the action. No one is safe, [[spoiler: especially when the whole casino explodes at the end, [[KillThemAll killing everyone inside]]]].
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: A chimp shows up [[spoiler: in the big fight climax.]]
climax.
* EvilAllAlong: Certainly [[spoiler: Jimmy Bond, who turns out to be the Big Bad]], and possibly [[spoiler: Vesper Lynd]].
* FaceHeelTurn: While Le Chiffre is torturing Evelyn, [[spoiler: Vesper Lynd arrives to save Evelyn, him -- only to kill him for the money, apparently]]apparently]].



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The opening scene is constructed to make it look like the agent meeting with Evelyn is showing him his genitals

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The opening scene is constructed to make it look like the agent meeting with Evelyn is showing him his genitalsgenitals.



** "That's the first john I've ever gone round with."
* HiccupHijinks: [[spoiler:Jimmy Bond is tricked into swallowing an aspirin that makes him hiccup 1,000 times and then explode. The explosion destroys the Casino Royale and kills pretty much the entire cast.]]
* IAmSpartacus: The original Bond gives orders that all agents are to be James Bond, 007.

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** "That's the first john I've ever gone round with."
" (She's referring to a toilet.)
* HiccupHijinks: [[spoiler:Jimmy Jimmy Bond is tricked into swallowing an aspirin that makes him hiccup 1,000 times [[spoiler: and then explode. The explosion destroys the Casino Royale and kills pretty much the entire cast.]]
cast]].
* IAmSpartacus: The original Bond gives orders that all the newly recruited agents are to be called James Bond, Bond 007.



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Vesper Lynd betrayed MI6 in the end but, unlike Jimmy Bond, actually makes it to Heaven with the other James Bonds ''and stays there.'']]

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* KarmaHoudini: Oddly, [[spoiler:Vesper Lynd betrayed MI6 in the end but, unlike Jimmy Bond, Lynd]], despite a FaceHeelTurn, [[spoiler: actually makes it to Heaven with the other James Bonds ''and stays there.'']]there'', unlike Jimmy Bond]].



* MoodWhiplash: When Vesper Lynd recruits Evelyn Tremble, the film suddenly becomes considerably less wacky, though still heavy on comic DoubleEntendre; it's where "The Look of Love" comes in after 40+ minutes of slapstick. Most of Creator/PeterSellers' scenes come as this compared to the rest of the film, in part because he plays his role mostly straight -- reacting to the strange world he's in rather than being just another wacky resident of it. (Sellers was cast when the movie was intended to be a straight adaptation, and he apparently considered the final script a bait-and-switch. He either refused to deliver the comedic lines as scripted and ad-libbed, or may have even out-and-out rewrote his scenes with the collaboration of an outside screenwriter to make them hew closer to the original conception he had been promised. Accounts vary.)
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Vesper Lynd speaks with Ursula Andress' native Swiss German accent
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: It's not quite sure where the increasingly [[DenserAndWackier zany]] plot originated. The best guess is that even though Charles Feldman had the ''right'' to make a straight ''Film/JamesBond'' entry, he feared that he would not be able to compete with the official Bond movies, and he directed each writer who came along to make the film more and more of a parody. As mentioned above, however, Creator/PeterSellers had been hired while the film was still intended to be a serious Bond movie, and he saw it as a way to broaden his acting portfolio. He was not amused when the film veered towards a wacky parody during the filming process, and after many fights with the producers, the director and his co-stars, including/especially OrsonWelles, Sellers either was fired or quit. After that, Feldman, scrambling for a replacement story, decided to go all-out and pack the film with ''seven'' Bonds, and also hired a different director for each act of the film, causing the disjointed feel of the movie.

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* MoodWhiplash: When Vesper Lynd recruits Evelyn Tremble, the film suddenly becomes considerably less wacky, though still heavy on comic DoubleEntendre; it's where "The Look of Love" comes in after 40+ minutes of slapstick. Most of Creator/PeterSellers' scenes come as this compared to the rest of the film, in part because he plays his role mostly straight -- reacting to the strange world he's in rather than being just another wacky resident of it. (Sellers This is because Sellers was cast when the movie was intended to be a straight adaptation, and he apparently considered the final script a bait-and-switch. He either refused to deliver the comedic lines as scripted and ad-libbed, or may have even out-and-out rewrote his scenes with the collaboration of an outside screenwriter to make them hew closer to the original conception he had been promised. Accounts vary.)
vary.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Vesper Lynd speaks with Ursula Andress' native Swiss German accent
Swiss-German accent.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Jimmy Bond's introductory scene has him nervously trying to talk a firing squad out of shooting him ("You do realize this means an angry letter to the ''Times''?"), but he successfully pulls off a distraction when they're about to fire and scales the wall behind him to escape...although it turns out that there's ''another'' firing squad about to shoot someone else on the other side and he barely escapes ''that''. This foreshadows Jimmy's [[spoiler: turning out to be Dr. Noah, the Big Bad]] in the late going.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: It's not quite sure where unclear how the increasingly [[DenserAndWackier zany]] plot originated.was conceived. The best guess is that even though Charles Feldman had the ''right'' to make a straight ''Film/JamesBond'' entry, he feared that he would not be able to compete with the official Bond movies, and he directed each writer who came along to make the film more and more of a parody. As mentioned above, however, Creator/PeterSellers had been hired while the film was still intended to be a serious Bond movie, and he saw it as a way to broaden his acting portfolio. He was not amused when the film veered towards a wacky parody during the filming process, and after many fights with the producers, the director and his co-stars, including/especially OrsonWelles, Sellers either was fired or quit. After that, Feldman, scrambling for a replacement story, decided to go all-out and pack the film with ''seven'' Bonds, and also hired a different director for each act of the film, causing the resulting in its extremely disjointed feel of the movie.feel.
* TheReveal: Dr. Noah is [[spoiler: actually Jimmy Bond]].



* SpeechImpediment: The original James Bond has a tendency to stutter

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* SpeechImpediment: The original James Bond has a tendency to stutterstutter -- until he returns from Scotland. Back at MI-5 he asks an underling if he's stuttering; when he's told he's not, he says that's good because he "doesn't have time for that now."



* WhosLaughingNow: [[spoiler: Jimmy Bond]] is the BigBad, intending to conquer the world as revenge against [[spoiler: his famous, and infinitely more stylish and sophisticated, uncle.]]

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* WhosLaughingNow: [[spoiler: Jimmy Bond]] is the BigBad, intending to conquer the world as revenge against [[spoiler: his famous, and infinitely more stylish and sophisticated, uncle.]]uncle]].
28th Sep '16 5:13:53 PM Saveelich
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23rd Sep '16 8:12:22 AM Saveelich
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{{The one| with}} considered an OddballInTheSeries.

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{{The one| with}} considered an OddballInTheSeries.
[[TheOneWith The one]] that's a complete {{parody}} and is ''not'' part of the [[Film/JamesBond series]].
18th Sep '16 9:07:55 AM Saveelich
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The second adaptation of Creator/IanFleming's ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', released in 1967. It was originally planned to be a straight adaptation of the one novel that EON Productions (at the time) didn't have the rights to, but producer Charles Feldman instead decided to mount it as spoof of ''Film/JamesBond'' and spy films in general. Unfortunately a TroubledProduction ensued, and the resultant film, even for a comedy, has MoodWhiplash, incomprehensible plotting, and ridiculousness aplenty.

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The second adaptation of Creator/IanFleming's ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', released in 1967. It was originally planned to be a straight adaptation of the one novel that EON Productions (at the time) didn't have the rights to, but producer Charles Feldman instead decided to mount it as spoof of ''Film/JamesBond'' Film/JamesBond and spy films in general. Unfortunately a TroubledProduction ensued, and the resultant film, even for a comedy, has MoodWhiplash, incomprehensible plotting, and ridiculousness aplenty.



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6th Feb '16 1:08:40 PM SnakeRambo
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* TheStateless: Le Chiffre lost his nationality, along any memory of his former persona.
* StraightMan: Evelyn Tremble, to a ludicrous extent.



* TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup: Five directors working on it wouldn't lead into good results.

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* TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup: Five directors working on it wouldn't lead into to good results.
6th Feb '16 1:07:21 PM SnakeRambo
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* RuleOfFunny: Much of the movie runs on this, with the climactic fight the most elaborate example. However, most of the jokes/wacky events come off as less funny than strange.

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* RuleOfFunny: Much of the movie runs on this, with the climactic fight the most elaborate example. However, most of the jokes/wacky events come off as less funny than strange.
8th Sep '15 7:42:09 PM jameygamer
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->''"...a definitive example of what can happen when everybody working on a film goes simultaneously berserk."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert'''

7th Aug '15 1:51:42 PM MarkLungo
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!!This movie contains examples of:

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!!This movie contains examples of:
!!Tropino Royale:
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''Definitely'' not to be confused with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.
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