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Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
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Diamonds Are Forever (1971) The British Government become suspicious when large shipments of uncut diamonds begin disappearing during transit and then fail to reappear on the international market. British agent James Bond is at first reluctant when ordered to investigate believing it to be a simple case of smuggling, but when a lead points to the involvement of 007's arch nemesis Blofeld, Bond becomes desperate to uncover his plans and to avenge the death of his wife Tracy.

Movie Tagline:
"Diamonds Are Forever"...forever...forever...forever...

Title: Diamonds Are Forever
Release Date: December 17, 1971
Runtime: 120 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, German
Country: UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Buried.com Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D

MPAA Rating: PG

Guy Hamilton

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 ...Bert Saxby
Putter Smith ...Mr. Kidd
Bruce Glover ...Mr. Wint
Norman Burton ...Felix Leiter
Joseph Furst ...Dr. Metz (as Joseph Furst)
Bernard Lee ...M
Desmond Llewelyn ...Q
Leonard Barr ...Shady Tree
Lois Maxwell ...Miss Moneypenny
Margaret Lacey ...Mrs. Whistler
Joe Robinson ...Peter Franks
David de Keyser ...Doctor (as David De Keyser)
Laurence Naismith ...Sir Donald Munger
David Bauer ...Morten Slumber
Sammy Davis Jr. ...Casino Player (scenes deleted)
Sid Haig ...Slumber Inc. Attendant (uncredited: in closing...
Marc Lawrence ...Slumber Inc. Attendant (uncredited: in closing...
John Abineri ...Airline Representative
Ray Baker ...Helicopter Pilot
Ed Bishop ...Klaus Hergersheimer
Nicky Blair ...Doorman
Larry J. Blake ...Water Balloon Game Barker-Operator
Ed Call ...Maxie
George Lane Cooper ...SPECTRE Agent
Dick Crockett ...Crane Operator

» [more cast members]

Albert R. Broccoli
Harry Saltzman
Stanley Sopel

Ian Fleming
Richard Maibaum
Tom Mankiewicz

John Barry

Movie Soundtrack(s):

More Movie Taglines:
  • "Diamonds Are Forever"...forever...forever...forever...
  • Sean Connery as James Bond 007 [Australian theatrical daybill movie poster]
  • Bond is back...with a vengeance [British advance double crown poster ; Style D]
  • Bond is back...with the action [British advance double crown poster ; Style A]
  • Sean Connery is BOND [British advance quad poster]
  • Bond is back...with the excitement [British advance double crown poster ; Style B]
  • Bond is back...with the girls [British advance double crown poster ; Style C]
  • The man who made 007 a household number
Movie Quote(s):
  • M: We do function in your absence, Commander.
  • [to Tiffany while he's in bed with her] James Bond: Presumably I'm the condemned man and obviously you're the hearty breakfast.
  • Mr. Wint: The scorpion. Mr. Kidd: One of nature's finest killers, Mr. Wint. Mr. Wint: One is never too old to learn from a master, Mr. Kidd.
  • [after sealing Bond in a coffin and conveying him into a crematorium's furnace] Mr. Wint: Very moving. Mr. Kidd: Heartwarming, Mr. Wint. Mr. Wint: A glowing tribute, Mr. Kidd.
  • Sir Donald Munger: Tell me, Commander, how far does your expertise extend into the field of diamonds? James Bond: Well, hardest substance found in nature, they cut glass, suggests marriage, I suppose it replaced the dog as the girl's best friend. That's about it. M: Refreshing to hear that there is one subject you're not an expert on!
Movie Trivia:
  • Producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli cast Lana Wood as Plenty O'Toole after seeing her in Playboy Magazine. Her voice is dubbed in the movie, and she is standing on a box for some of her scenes with Sean Connery because, even in high heels, she was too small to fit into the frame with him. In the scene in Bond's hotel room, she was unaware that her derričre would be visible through her pink panties.
  • The alleyway car roll sequence is actually filmed in two locations. The entrance was at the car park at Universal Studios and the exit was at Fremont Street, Las Vegas. It was filmed over a 3-day period.
  • Actresses considered for the role of Tiffany Case included: Raquel Welch, Jane Fonda and Faye Dunaway. Jill St. John had originally been offered the part of Plenty O'Toole but landed the female lead after impressing director Guy Hamilton during screen tests. St. John became the first American Bond girl.
  • The original plot had Gert Fröbe returning as Auric Goldfinger's twin from Goldfinger (1964) seeking revenge for the death of his brother.
  • The death of Bond's wife Tracy was originally planned for the opening sequence of this film, but was later added to the end of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) to "tidy up loose ends" and because of a decision to stay faithful to the Ian Fleming novel.
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