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The Diamond Wizard (1954)
"The Diamond" (original title)

 -  Crime | Sci-Fi | Drama  -  28 July 1954 (USA)
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An American Treasury agent teams up with a Scotland Yard inspector to track down a group of thieves that are creating artificial diamonds out of sugar.

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Complete credited cast:
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Joe Dennison
Margaret Sheridan ...
Marline Miller
Philip Friend ...
Insp. McClaren
Alan Wheatley ...
Thompson Blake
Paul Hardtmuth ...
Dr. Eric Miller
Francis De Wolff ...
Yeo
Eric Berry ...
Hunziger
Michael Balfour ...
Hoxie
Gudrun Ure ...
Sgt. Smith (as Ann Gudrun)
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Castle
Seymour Green ...
Lascelles
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald Gray ...
Commander Gilles
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Storyline

U.S. Treasury Investigator Joe Dennison is sent to England on the trail of a gang of thieves responsible for stealing a million dollars from a U.S. Treasury vault. One of the crooks is on his way to England to spend the money on phony diamonds. Scotland Yard Inspector McClaren, assigned to work with Dennison on the case, is also working on the disappearance of Dr. Eric Miller, an atomic scientist. Dennison discovers while interviewing Miller's daughter Marlene that she is wearing a brooch containing a phony diamond, and the brooch had been made by her father. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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3000 Miles Of Desperate Man-Hunt!

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Crime | Sci-Fi | Drama

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28 July 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Diamond Wizard  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Deja vu across the ocean minus the cactus.

Using the non-de-plume of Jonathan Rix, his grandfather's name, Dennis O'Keefe hied himself over to England and sold this story (with screenplay by John C. Higgins) and ended up as the star and (credited) director of this film that was merely a slight---primarily geography and accents---remake of at least a half-dozen American B-westerns with the plot gimmick revolving around a heroine's scientist father being kidnapped and forced to counterfeit something---diamonds, in this instance---for a gang of crooks. One of the readily available horses-and-sagebrush versions is 1941's "Dude Cowboy" from RKO with Tim Holt, Marjorie Reynolds and Byron Foulger essaying the roles taken here by O'Keefe, Margaret Sheridan and Paul Harmuth. Give "Dude" the edge over "Diamond" on the strength of Ray Whitley's songs.


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