KA - Casino Royale 1954


  • William H Brown Jr


  • Barry Nelson
  • Peter Lorre
  • Linda Christian
  • Michael Pate
  • Eugene Borden


Before Connery, Moore, Brosnan et al, the legendary super-spy made his screen debut in this black and white TV special with Barry Nelson (who would later appear in The Shining) as an American Bond. He's assigned to clean out the villainous Le Chiffre (Peter Lorre, star of Fritz Lang's M) in a high-stakes game of baccarat. But when Bond's old flame Valier Mathis (Linda Christian) show up things get more complicated. A surprisingly accurate film adaptation of Ian Fleming's original novel and a compelling oddity.

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