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->''"...a definitive example of what can happen when everybody working on a film goes simultaneously berserk."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert'''


[[TheOneWith The one]] that's a complete {{parody}} and is ''not'' part of the [[Film/JamesBond series]].

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.

Sir James Bond (Creator/DavidNiven), the ''original'' as opposed to [[Creator/SeanConnery that imposter who inherited his name and number]], is forced out of retirement to investigate the deaths and disappearances of various British Secret Service agents, which turn out to be the work of the spy organization SMERSH. Organizing the recruitment of a new team of agents, he also plans to confuse SMERSH by naming ''all'' of them "James Bond" -- even the women. The film proceeds to jump back and forth between the misadventures of the faux-007s before most of them are brought together for the climax. They are:

* Evelyn Tremble (Creator/PeterSellers): A baccarat expert sent to challenge SMERSH operative Le Chiffre (Creator/OrsonWelles) at the titular casino, in the one plot thread that is derived from the original book. He is recruited and assisted by...
* Vesper Lynd (Ursula Andress): A former colleague of Sir James Bond who's gone into high finance.
* Mata Bond (Joanna Pettet): Sir James's swinging daughter, the product of his tragic affair with Mata Hari. She's sent behind the Iron Curtain to investigate a SMERSH fundraising auction.
* Cooper, aka "Coop" (Terrence Cooper): His specialty is resisting the advances of women, a vital skill given that the dead agents were all seduced to their dooms by SMERSH's roster of female spies.
* The Detainer (Daliah Lavi): "The new secret weapon" of the group.
* Jimmy Bond (Creator/WoodyAllen): Sir James's "disappointing" American nephew.

''Definitely'' not to be confused with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.
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!!Tropino Royale:

* AffablyEvil: Dr. Noah. His grand plan does certainly spring from pettiness and ''is'' threatening genuinely destruction -- [[spoiler: he intends to kill off all men taller 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]].
* AmericansAreCowboys: The American army is apparently composed of 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 very minor appearances in the climax.
* AnyoneCanDie: It's the only movie where James Bond dies. [[spoiler:All seven of them. Many at the same time.]]
* BackwardsFiringGun: It kills [[spoiler: George Raft]].
* BigBad: Dr. Noah.
* BilingualBonus: The French Legionnaire translates "merde" when he hits his hand as "ouch." It actually means "shit".
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}:The West Berlin spy school is depicted this way, in the spirit of German expressionism.
* TheCameo: Even in a movie chock full of them [[spoiler:Creator/PeterOToole as a bagpiper during Tremble's MindScrew at Le Chiffre's hands]] stands out.
* CampGay: Fordyce, Q's assistant at outfitting Evelyn 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]].
* CelibateHero: Niven's Bond, following having to double-cross the love of his life, Mata Hari (yes, ''that'' Mata Hari), and have her executed. And then he kisses Moneypenny's daughter. Yeah.
* CoverDrop: During the opening credits, notice the images of explosions and several characters as angels. These will make sense at the ''very'' end.
* CowboysAndIndians: The American reinforcements in the climax are these.
* DeathByAdaptation: Turns out to be [[spoiler:James Bond himself]]!
* EgocentricTeamNaming: Once Sir James Bond becomes head of MI6 after the previous M gets offed, the very first thing he does is rename ALL his agents, male AND female, James Bond 007 as a ploy to confuse the enemy.
* 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 a French Foreign Legionnaire, George Raft playing himself, stereotypical CowboysAndIndians, 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 in the big fight 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 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.
* FluffyCloudHeaven and FireAndBrimstoneHell: Spoofed in the final scene. "Six of them went to a heavenly spot, the seventh one is going to a place where it's terribly hot."
* FollowThatCar: Spoofed.
* GainaxEnding, preceded by a [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Gainax Middle, and a Gainax Beginning]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The opening scene is constructed to make it look like the agent meeting with Evelyn is showing him his genitals.
** "Gosh, what an enormous bed!" "The German army was very big in those days."
** "That's the first john I've ever gone round with." (She's referring to a toilet.)
* HiccupHijinks: 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]].
* IAmSpartacus: The original Bond gives orders that all the newly recruited agents are to be called James Bond 007.
* InstrumentOfMurder: Ursula Andress uses the old machine-gun-in-the-bagpipes trick.
* KarmaHoudini: Oddly, [[spoiler:Vesper Lynd actually makes it to Heaven with the other James Bonds ''and stays there'', unlike Jimmy Bond]].
%%* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Played for laughs.]]
* 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. 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.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Vesper Lynd speaks with Ursula Andress' native 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 [[spoiler: turning out to be Dr. Noah, the Big Bad]] in the late going.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: It's unclear how the increasingly [[DenserAndWackier zany]] plot 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, resulting in its extremely disjointed feel.
* TheReveal: Dr. Noah is [[spoiler: actually Jimmy Bond]].
* RuleOfFunny: Much of the movie runs on this, with the climactic fight the most elaborate example.
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Much of the first act takes place 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.
* SpeechImpediment: The original James Bond has a tendency to stutter -- 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."
* SpoilerOpening: The title sequence contains shots from the ending sequence.
* StageMagician: Le Chiffre does a few magic tricks during the poker scene. This is because magic-loving Creator/OrsonWelles was allowed to do them to keep him happy as the shoot dragged on. They're reportedly all genuine illusions, with no camera tricks.
* TakeThat: Niven's Bond calls Creator/SeanConnery's Bond a sex maniac who dragged the James Bond name through the dirt, and takes his fellow spies to task for relying on gadgets.
** Peter Sellers was fired/quit midway through the shoot due to chronic absences and miscellaneous poor behavior, so the filmmakers making up for this by having his character [[spoiler: shot to death by the suddenly turncoat Vesper]] can be seen as this as well.
* TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup: Five directors working on it wouldn't lead to good results.
* 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]].
* WritersCannotDoMath: As pointed out in the recap by ''Website/TheAgonyBooth'', if Mata Bond really is the daughter of UsefulNotes/MataHari, she should be at least fifty years old.
* YourMakeupIsRunning
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