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James Bond is targeted by the world's most pricey assassin, although he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is becoming sold to the highest bidder. James Bond is assigned to discover a missing British vessel, equipped with a weapons encryption device and avert it from falling into enemy hands. A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, exactly where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon. James Bond woos a mob boss' daughter and goes undercover to uncover the correct cause for Ernst Stavro Blofeld's allergy study in the Swiss Alps involving lovely ladies from around the globe. A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.The final sequence was principally directed by former actor and stuntman Richard Talmadge. Element of the behind-the-scenes drama of this film's production concerned the filming of the segments involving Peter Sellers.Screenwriter Wolf Mankowitz declared that Sellers felt intimidated by Orson Welles to the extent that, except for a couple of shots, neither was in the studio simultaneously. Other versions of the legend depict the drama stemming from Sellers being slighted, in favour of Welles, by Princess Margaret (whom Sellers knew) for the duration of her pay a visit to to the set. Judi Roulette insisted on performing magic tricks as Le Chiffre, and the director obliged.The Oscar-winning writer was recruited by Feldman to make a screenplay for the film and wrote numerous drafts, with various evolutions of the story incorporating distinct scenes and characters. All of his remedies had been "straight" adaptations, far closer to the original source novel than the spoof which the final production became. A draft from 1957 discovered in Hecht's papers – but which does not determine the screenwriter – is a direct adaptation of the novel, albeit with the Bond character absent, rather getting replaced by a poker-playing American gangster. Orson Welles as Le Chiffre – SMERSH's economic agent, desperate to win at baccarat to repay the cash he has embezzled from the organization.I can only think about how good it seemed at the improvement stage ('Bond but with laughs') but I doubt if any of these involved are really proud to have this on their cv. With only the quantity of uncredited writers outweighing the number of directors, this film screams 'mishmash' and certainly, it transpires, that that is specifically what it is – a silly mess which amazingly manages to be much less than the sum of its parts. Some of these have funny moments but usually they are silly beyond becoming funny and are just daft for the sake of it. The style, 'humour', directing and script is all very 1960's and I do not imply this as a compliment in this case. Although investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.Director Val Guest wrote that Welles did not believe considerably of Sellers, and had refused to function with "that amateur". Direc