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In Casino Royale, James Bond is required to enter a password into a security device. Later in the film, he reveals that the password he supposedly entered was Vesper...

However, the brief shot we of him entering the code shows him using the number 4, making it impossible that the code be Vesper, as this website points out:

When Bond enters his password in the casino, he enters 836547. He later gives the password as VESPER, which on an alpha-numeric keypad would be 837737.

If we are to take it that this is a goof (which it almost certainly is), it stands to reason that at the time of filming a different password was considered: it's unlikely whomever is responsible for the close-up shot of him entering the code was illiterate enough to enter the wrong code, and even more so for the continuity department not to notice (although, they clearly missed this from the final cut: so it's not entirely implausible).

Could it be possible that another password was originally intended to be used; one that required the keys 836547 in spelling it? can anyone figure out what this original password could have been, before it was (possibly) re-conned to be Vesper?

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While this is an interesting possibility I'd doubt it was anything else but because noone cared enough what numbers he enters at all, thinking that noone (apart from some "goof-hunters") would actually notice it anyway. But I would have to recheck the scene to see how ovious it was at all what he entered. –  Napoleon Wilson May 31 at 0:14
I might be dead wrong but from a brief look, the combination 836547 doesn't seem to spell any word in English. –  Walt May 31 at 0:20
Hmm, looking at the actual scene, it's really a very obvious close-up. My proposed "don't care"-attitude from the filmmakers' side might not apply too much then. –  Napoleon Wilson May 31 at 0:23
@Walt - Vesper is a name, it's not English. Using one of the many number to word calculators on the web, even the Vesper correct code doesn't come up with any names. –  JohnP May 31 at 1:37
BTW, in the end Vesper enters a password that correctly ends in 737. So IMO that previous scene was probably just a goof-up, however blatant. See here at 1:01: youtube.com/watch?v=aIELUql42kA –  Walt May 31 at 9:46

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