This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.
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William Lundigan ...  Himself - Host / ... 121 episodes, 1954-1958
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

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USA

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English

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7 October 1954 (USA) See more »

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Climax Mystery Theater See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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1.33 : 1
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This adaptation of the Ian Fleming James Bond novel "Casino Royale" was a pilot for a James Bond television series that never materialized. See more »

Alternate Versions

This show's most famous episode, an adaptation of the James Bond novel Casino Royale, has been released separately on video and DVD. Recent prints of this episode have the MGM roaring lion logo added to reflect the fact that MGM, studio owners of the Bond film franchise, now own the rights to Casino Royale. See more »

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Casino Royale
8 November 2004 | by mac-187See all my reviews

Just for information purposes: if you buy the spoof of Casino Royale (David Niven, Peter Sellers, et al) on DVD, this Climax episode is included on it under the special features category.

The sound and video quality was not the greatest, but was about what I expected for a copy of TV video. Of the two, I prefer the spoof - Peter Sellers makes a great Bond and I loved it when he had to put on his glasses to shoot the cork off Ursula Andress' champaign bottle. If you've never seen the spoof and like Austin Powers, you should rent it. Soundtrack is good too. ; ; ; ;


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