Set in the diamond fields of South Africa, Stafford Parker is a lawman trying to maintain a semblance of law and order in the "Wild South".

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Dora Bracken
Niall MacGinnis ...
Hans Muller
Andrew Crawford ...
David Raymond
Mervyn Johns ...
Hart
Phyllis Monkman ...
Ma Bracken
Hal Osmond ...
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Philo Hauser ...
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Izzy Cohen
Dennis Vance ...
John Albert Rogers
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Jan Bloem
John Salew ...
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The story of Diamond City takes place in the South African diamond fields during the latter half of the 19th Century and indeed much of the filming took place on the actual land where the events actually took place. Stafford Parker (David Farrar) is a self appointed peace-keeper in Hopetown, nearest settlement to the diamond fields. It is 1870, and when news spreads of a big find Stafford Parker hurries off to see the old chief, in whose land the find was made. Stafford asks the old chief (Norris Smith) to grant him the concession to work the new diamond fields as the sole agent. Whilst they are talking, the old man's nephew arrives with a counter proposal from his employer, the unscrupulous rum-dealer and illicit diamond buyer, Muller (Niall McGinnis). Stafford gets the concession but has to convince Muller to accept his authority in a fist fight. Muller appears to agree to Stafford registering the claims and administering the town, however he continues to plot and scheme. When ... Written by Charles Brickley

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22 September 1949 (South Africa)  »

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Männer, Mädchen, Diamanten  »

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no one gets what they esnt
18 March 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is another British western,this time set in south Africa.no one gets what he most wants.Carter really wants Blackman who wants George baker..Ford wants Carter but for some strange reason he doesn't want her..hi all business wants the diamond concession but doesn't get it.Carter is made president of the independent state,but no for long as the British come in and take it over as a colony.this film is one of a number from that period which could loosely be called a British western.it is a strange sort of film because hardly anyone speaks with what in any way shape or form remotely resembles a south African accent.also how can any film be believable where Carter sounds Diana Ford,albeit a brunette, in favour of a very prim and proper honour Blackman.so a rather unsatisfactory film


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