James Bond & Friends – Episode 0112: Watchalong with Casino Royale 1954

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.

Join us as we watch 1954’s live television production of Casino Royale together as a group experience.

James Bond is American, Leiter is British, Vesper and Mathis are combined into one character, and the story of Casino Royale is condensed into a 50-minute production broadcast live! If you have not seen this unique entry in the 007 series, why not join us and watchalong as we explore the creative decisions and ponder what could have happened to the franchise if Ian Fleming’s hero had taken off on television.

The version we watched is complete with the original ending that is missing from the MGM print. You can watch it here.

We would love to hear your thoughts – please email the show at [email protected]

The recording took place on November 20th, 2020 in the USA, UK, and Spain.

James Page is co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson

Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma

Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr

David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com

Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com

Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021

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David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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