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Diamonds Are Forever

1971

Guy Hamilton
Director
United Artists
Production Company

Particularly sadistic entry in the cycle with Connery enticed back to the 007 role. This one concerns diamond smuggling. My choice for best title theme. The moon-buggy chase is great too - watch close for bloopers.

-The Sloth

Bond has to battle Blofeld in Las Vegas to prevent him using a fortune in diamonds to power a laser weapon and blackmail the world’s governments.

Weak entry in many respects, though still watchable, mainly thanks to Connery's charm and some decent car chases. The female leads are dull, Gray makes an enjoyable but toothless villain, and the film shows a regrettable tendency to lapse into slapstick and silliness. This path was unfortunately followed with Roger Moore, and indeed his first two efforts as Bond are the nadir of the series. Definitely the least of the Connery Bonds. Glover and Smith’s gay villain couple are a bit cringeworthy to watch a half-century on, as well.

-Dave W.



26th March 1956
Novel






17th December 1971
Cinema

GP
120 mins
2.35:1


30th December 1971
Cinema



120 mins
2.35:1

Diamonds Are Forever (Special Edition)
17th October 2000
DVD




2.35:1


14th November 2005
DVD







12th February 2013
Blu-Ray



120 mins
2.35:1
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Sean Connery
James Bond
Jill St. John
Tiffany Case
Charles Gray
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Lana Wood
Plenty O'Toole
Jimmy Dean
Willard Whyte
Bruce Cabot
Burt Saxby
Lois Maxwell
Miss Moneypenny
Norman Burton
Felix Leiter
Joseph Fürst
Professor Dr. Metz
Bruce Glover
Mr. Wint
Putter Smith
Mr. Kidd
Marc Lawrence
Slumber, Inc. Attendant
Laurence Naismith
Sir Donald Munger
David Bauer
Morton Slumber
Sid Haig
Slumber, Inc. Attendant
Desmond Llewelyn
'Q'
Bernard Lee
'M'
Leonard Barr
Shady Tree
Margaret Lacey
Mrs. Whistler
Joe Robinson
Peter Franks
David de Keyser
Plastic Surgeon
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Helping 007 With His Enquiries
Frank Olegario
Man in Fez
Unknown4972-004
Cairo Casino Guard
Vincent Wong
Croupier
Jack Ross
Cairo Casino Patron
Terence Conoley
Cairo Casino Patron
Denise Perrier
Marie
Anthony Snell
Surgeon's Assistant
Gerald Paris
Surgeon's Assistant
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Surgeon's Assistant
Max Latimer
Blofeld's Double
George Lane Cooper
Blofeld's Guard
Terence Mountain
Blofeld's Guard
Tony O'Leary
Diamond Syndicate Guard
Jack Arrow
Diamond Syndicate Guard
Mark Elwes
Sir Donald's Secretary
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Diamond Miner
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Diamond Miner
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Diamond Miner
Henry Rowland
Dentist (Dr. Tynan)
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Diamond Miner
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Diamond Miner
Ray Baker
Helicopter Pilot
Brinsley Forde
Houseboy (Joshua)
Clifford Earl
Customs Official
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Customs Official
Guy Standeven
Customs Officer
Pat Ryan
Man Coming Out of Customs Office
John Abineri
Lufthansa Representative
Unknown 4972-001
Airline Passenger
Unknown4972-016
US Customs Officer
Michael Valente
Slumber, Inc. Attendant
Unknown 4972-02
Man with Urn
Pat Gill
White Acorn Girl
(not Valerie Perrine)
Jennifer Castle
Red Acorn Girl
E.J. 'Tex' Young
Craps Dealer
Ed Call
Maxie
Don Messick
Circus Circus Announcer
Unknown 4972-03
CIA Agent
Karl Held
CIA Agent
Burt Metcalfe
Maxwell
Unknown 4972-04
CIA Agent / Card Dealer
Larry J. Blake
Carnival Barker
Gary Dubin
Mouthy Kid
Unknown 4972-05
Old CIA Agent
Jay Sarno
Sideshow Barker
Unknown 4972-06
Dave, Shell Attendant
Unknown 4972-07
Irate Chevelle Driver
Tom Steele
Tectronics Gate Guard
Ed Bishop
Klaus Hergesheimer
Janos Kurucz
Aide to Metz
Constantine Gregory
Aide to Metz
Bill Hutchinson
Moon Crater Controller
Jack Ross
Moon Crater Technician
Unknown 4972-08
Moon Crater Technician
Frank Mann
Moon Crater Guard
Roy Hollis
Las Vegas Sheriff
Unknown 4972-09
Cop in Chase
Unknown 4972-10
Cop in Chase
Unknown 4972-11
Deputy
Ron Gregory
CIA Agent
Mike Stevens
CIA Agent
Lola Larson
Bambi
Trina Parks
Thumper
Shane Rimmer
Tom
Gordon Ruttan
Vandenburg Launch Technician
David Healy
Vandenburg Launch Director
Lewis Hooper
CIA Agent
Unknown 4972-12
CIA Agent
Unknown 4972-13
Chinese Soldier
Dick Crockett
Crane Operator
Orwin C. Harvey
007 Diving From Oil Rig
Debbie Letteau
Girl on the Corner
Connie Mason
Woman at Whyte House
Johnny Miller
Gunman
Valerie Perrine
Las Vegas Showgirl
Paul Baxley
Stunt Arranger
Stunts
Bob Simmons
Stunt Arranger
Stunts
Craig R. Baxley
Stunts
Buzz Bundy
Stunts
Dennis Camsey
Stunts
George Lane Cooper
Stunts
Leslie Crawford
Stunts
Everett Creach
Stunts
Dick Crockett
Stunts
Bill Cummings
Stunts
Vince Deadrick Sr.
Stunts
Nick Dimitri
Stunts
Eddie Eddon
Stunts
Bud Ekins
Stunts
Patty Elder
Stunts
Donna Garrett
Stunts
Reg Harding
Stunts
Orwin C. Harvey
Stunts
Bob Herron
Stunts
Bill Hickman
Stunts
Jazzer Jeyes
Stunts
George Leech
Stunts
Jimmy Lodge
Stunts
Johnny Miller
Stunts
Bill Morgan
Stunts
Victor Paul
Stunts
Eddie Powell
Stunts
Nosher Powell
Stunts
Doug Robinson
Stunts
George Robotham
Stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr.
Stunts
Wally Rose
Stunts
Fred Scheiwiller
Stunts
Alex Sharp
Stunts
Tom Steele
Stunts
Roy Street
Stunts
Fred Stromsoe
Stunts
Jerry Summers
Stunts
Chuck Waters
Stunts
Chris Webb
Stunts
Richard E. Butler
Stunt Double
Gerry Crampton
Stunt Double
Max Latimer
Stunt Double: Charles Gray
Rick Lester
Stunt Driver
Carey Loftin
Stunt Driver
Jonny Bossle
Stunt Driver
Monty Bossle
Stunt Driver
Joe Williams
Stunt Driver
Donna Garratt
Bambi (replaced)
Nicky Blair
Doorman
(scene apparently deleted)
Sammy Davis Jr.
Casino Punter
(scene deleted)
Catherine Deeney
Welfare Worker
(scene deleted)