Contributed by: The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

Amount of gaming funds given to James Bond (BARRY NELSON) by British Secret Service agent Clarence Leiter (MICHAEL PATE) in the TV film “Casino Royale.” It’s to be used in a Monte Carlo baccarat game against Russian masterspy Le Chiffre (PETER LORRE).

The total equals the sum of Le Chiffre’s own remaining funds, which he’s illegally taken from Soviet coffers. If Bond can break him at the tables, Le Chiffre will become a target for his own KGB assassins. (Note: In 1954 dollars, 26 million francs is equivalent to $78,000.)


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