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 ...
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.
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.
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Climax! Casino Royale opens with Bond entering the casino when a hand holding a gun appears and fires at Bond. Obviously he survives and an apologetic casino manager says that as Bond was on his way into the casino then it couldn’t have been his winnings they were after. “It wasn’t my autograph either” quips Bond.
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.
American spy James Bond (Barry Nelson) must outsmart card wiz and crime boss Le Chiffre (Peter Lorre) while monitoring his actions.Episode from TV series: Cl...