Casino Royale (1967) Tidbits

  • Casino Royale, the first James Bond novel, was the only one not optioned by Harry Saltzman and Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, who produced the other Bond pictures.
  • Only the middle section, where Bond plays baccarat, is taken from the book.
  • A straight version of Casino Royale had been turned into a little seen television movie in 1954, the first time Bond had been filmed.