Casino Royale 1954
America, meet James Bond. Ian Fleming's spy extraordinaire gets his very first screen adaptation in this hour-long TV special from 1954. Taking on a role that would later be immortalized by the likes of Sean Connery and Roger Moore, Barry Nelson plays "Card Sense Jimmy Bond," who just so happens to be (gasp) American. It's a strange preamble to the 007 legacy, and a must for any Bond aficionado.
Starring Barry Nelson, William Lundigan, Linda Christian
Director William H.Brown