One of the famous disasters of cinema, the original Casino Royale, a kind of swinging James Bond spoof, boasted an impressive cast (Peter Sellers, David Niven, Woody Allen, Orson Welles, et al.), numerous writers (including Allen, Joseph Heller, Terry Southern and Billy Wilder), six directors (including John Huston) and yet managed to just end up a bland mess.

It’s worth a watch if only for the “what happened?” factor.

Grade: C+

Casino Royale (Collector’s Edition) is currently available.