Contrary to popular belief, the honour of being the first actor to play James Bond fell not on Sean Connery, but on American Barry Nelson, who starred in this live 1 hour production of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale.
Why was Casino Royale not the first Bond film?
When it comes to Casino Royale, United Artists did not own the rights to the book. Columbia bought the rights, which resulted in the comedy version released in 1967. So, Dr. No was done instead.
Why did Vesper kill herself?
Vesper, however, felt horrible feelings of guilt at siding with her enemies to the point of becoming suicidal, which eventually led to her demise.
Why did they remake Casino Royale?
Following Die Another Day, Eon Productions decided to reboot the series, allowing them to show a less experienced and more vulnerable Bond. Casino Royale takes place at the beginning of Bond’s career as Agent 007, as he is earning his licence to kill.
Does James Bond get the money back in Casino Royale?
Bond recovers it and gives it to MI6.