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Diamonds Are Forever (17-Dec-1971)

Director: Guy Hamilton

Writers: Richard Maibaum; Tom Mankiewicz

From novel: Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming

Music Composed, Conducted, and Arranged by: John Barry

Producers: Harry Saltzman; Albert R. Broccoli

Keywords: Action/Adventure, James Bond

A series of murders in South Africa lead MI6 to believe someone may be about to dump a large quantity of smuggled diamonds on the international market; James Bond uncovers the involvement of a former foe, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. After quitting the role of Bond, George Lazenby made one film and Sean Connery was offered $1.25M plus a share of the gross receipts to return for one more run. Humor is overplayed to compensate for the poor script; received an Oscar nomination for Best Sound.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bruce Cabot
Actor
20-Apr-1904 3-May-1972 Saved Fay Wray from King Kong
Sean Connery
Actor
25-Aug-1930   James Bond
Jimmy Dean
Country Musician
10-Aug-1928 13-Jun-2010 Singer, songwriter, sausage-maker
Charles Gray
Actor
29-Aug-1928 7-Mar-2000 Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Sid Haig
Actor
14-Jul-1939   House of 1000 Corpses
Jill St. John
Actor
19-Aug-1940   Who's Minding the Store?
Marc Lawrence
Actor
17-Feb-1910 28-Nov-2005 Prolific character actor
Bernard Lee
Actor
10-Jan-1908 16-Jan-1981 James Bond's M
Desmond Llewelyn
Actor
12-Sep-1914 19-Dec-1999 "Q" in James Bond films
Lois Maxwell
Actor
14-Feb-1927 29-Sep-2007 Miss Moneypenny
Laurence Naismith
Actor
14-Dec-1908 5-Jun-1992 The Amazing Mr. Blunden
Lana Wood
Actor
1-Mar-1946   Diamonds Are Forever

CAST

Sean Connery   ...   James Bond
starring
Jill St. John   ...   Tiffany Case
Charles Gray   ...   Blofeld
Lana Wood   ...   Plenty O'Toole
Jimmy Dean   ...   Willard Whyte
Bruce Cabot   ...   Saxby
with
Lois Maxwell   ...   Moneypenny
Norman Burton   ...   Leiter
Joseph Furst   ...   Dr. Metz
Bruce Glover   ...   Mr. Wint
Putter Smith   ...   Mr. Kidd
Marc Lawrence   ...   Attendant
Laurence Naismith   ...   Sir Donald Munger
David Bauer   ...   Mr. Slumber
Sid Haig   ...   Attendant
Desmond Llewelyn   ...   "Q"
and
Bernard Lee   ...   "M"
Leonard Barr   ...   Shady Tree
Margaret Lacey   ...   Mrs. Whistler
Joe Robinson   ...   Peter Franks
David de Keyser   ...   Doctor

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