Diamonds Are Forever

Diamonds Are Forever

Guy Hamilton (1971)

120min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
After You Only Live Twice, Sean Connery said "Never again" to reprising the role of agent 007, but after George Lazenby's sole effort in OHMSS he was lured back for a fee of over $1 million, which he donated to the Scottish International Education Trust. This is one of the weakest Bonds, with its plot about diamond smuggling developing rather tiresomely into a chase with Moon buggies and Connery simply going through the motions. The Las Vegas sequences have some dash, however, and Bruce Glover and Putter Smith make an intriguing double act of the gay hitmen, Wint and Kidd, but the best idea was never used: screenwriter Richard Maibaum's proposal to cast Gert Frobe as Goldfinger's twin brother!

Summary

James Bond investigates a diamond-smuggling operation, and discovers that behind the scheme is his insidious arch-enemy Blofeld, who is planning to construct a devastating orbital doomsday weapon powered by the precious stones, which will force world powers to disarm and give him global domination. Spy adventure, starring Sean Connery, Jill St John, Charles Gray, Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell.

Cast & Crew

James Bond Sean Connery
Tiffany Case Jill St John
Ernst Stavro Blofeld Charles Gray
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
Plenty O'Toole Lana Wood
Willard Whyte Jimmy Dean
Saxby Bruce Cabot
Mr Kidd Putter Smith
Mr Wint Bruce Glover
Felix Leiter Norman Burton
M. Bernard Lee
Q. Desmond Llewelyn
Director Guy Hamilton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdGuidance: May be edited for violence and nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama