Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 68: Thu Mar 10

Casino Royale (Huston, Hughes, McGrath, Guest, Parrish, 1967): Prince Charles Cinema, 3.20pm

This 35mm screening is part of the James Bond season at the Prince Charles Cinema. You can see all the details of the screenings here. Casino Royale is also being screened on March 10th. Full details here.

Radio Times review: It is perhaps wise not to think of this unwieldy spy caper as a James Bond movie at all. Though nominally based on Ian Fleming's first 007 novel (originally dramatised in a 1954 TV show starring Barry Nelson and remade in 2006 with Daniel Craig), it is in actual fact an Austin Powers-type spoof, in which David Niven's retired Bond recruits assorted 007 agents (among them Ursula Andress and Peter Sellers) to avenge the death of "M" (John Huston). A surfeit of screenwriters (eight, including Billy Wilder) and directors (five, including Huston) lends the whole a chaotic, disjointed air, but there is much fun to be had along the way. In the all-star cast, Orson Welles plays villain Le Chiffre and Woody Allen appears as James's neurotic nephew, Jimmy. Andrew Collins

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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