Evelyn Tremble (also named James Bond 007) is a fictional baccarat master recruited by Vesper Lynd to challenge Le Chiffre at Casino Royale. The character appeared in the unofficial 1967 spoof James Bond film Casino Royale and was portrayed by Peter Sellers.


During Casino Royale, the head of the British Secret Service, Sir James Bond, hires Vesper Lynd to recruit baccarat expert Evelyn Tremble, whom he intends to use to beat SMERSH agent Le Chiffre. Having embezzled SMERSH's money, Le Chiffre is desperate for money to cover up his theft before he is executed. Lynd makes contact with Tremble at the Buckingham Club and invites him to her room under the pretence of reading his book, Tremble On Baccarat. There, Lynd quizzes Tremble on his Baccarat system and his knowledge of Le Chiffre, whilst encouraging him to change into a series of outfits, including Adolf Hitler and Napoleon Bonaparte. He accepts her proposal to play against Le Chiffre using her money, splitting the winnings 50-50, but is concerned that Le Chiffre will refuse to play him, given that he has read his book. Lynd waylays his concerns by granting him the new identity of James Bond 007 and sends him to the "James Bond 007 training school".

Tremble meets Q and is taken through an underground workshop and training area deliberately reminiscent of Q Branch in the EON Productions series of James Bond films. He is taken to the agent outfitter Fordyce and is provided with a television wristwatch (which Q remarks was developed by the Americans, inspired by one of their comic-strips) and an excessively restrictive, gadget-laden vest.

Tremble arrives at the Casino Royale accompanied by Lynd, who foils an attempt to disable him by seductive SMERSH agent Miss Goodthighs. Later that night, Tremble observes Le Chiffre playing at the casino and realises that he is using infrared sunglasses to cheat. Lynd steals the sunglasses, allowing Evelyn to eventually beat Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat. Lynd is apparently abducted outside the casino, and Tremble is also kidnapped while pursuing her. Le Chiffre, desperate for the winning cheque, hallucinogenically tortures Tremble during a series of psychedelic sequences. Lynd rescues Tremble, only to subsequently kill him. Meanwhile, SMERSH agents raid Le Chiffre's base and kill him.

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