a Sean is bond ….

Ironically, Bond was first portrayed on-screen as an American, “Jimmy Bond,” in an hourlong 1954 CBS television presentation of Casino Royale. A British agent, Clarence Leiter, assisted Bond, reversing the Anglo-American relationship of the book for American consumption. Excluding the parody Casino Royale (1967) and the remake of Thunderball in Never Say Never Again (1983), the films have been the work of Eon Productions, which was established by Harry Saltzman, a Canadian, and Albert Broccoli, an American. In 1961 they persuaded United Artists to fund production for a six-picture deal. They also established the tone of the series. Fleming had wanted the stylish David Niven to play Bond, but Broccoli wanted a tougher image that would appeal to American filmgoers as a man of action. Bond had to be self-contained, not self-satisfied; his smoothness could not be expressed in terms of class identity. Thus a star was born: Scotsman Sean Connery.

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