Casino Royale (1967)

In 1967 the world saw the release of You Only Live Twice, the fifth instalment in the series of immensely successful action thrillers about the world’s most suave master of espionage, James Bond. It marked the fifth – and for the time being, the last – Sean Connery’s appearance in the lead role and, as franchise logic dictated, wowed its audiences with elaborate set pieces and the sheer scale of its globetrotting narrative. However, it wasn’t the only Bond film to see the light of day that year.  

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