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The Diamond Wizard (1954)

The Diamond (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Sci-Fi, Drama | 28 July 1954 (USA)
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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Joe Dennison
Margaret Sheridan ...
Marline Miller
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Inspector Hector 'Mac' McClaren
Alan Wheatley ...
Thompson Blake
Francis De Wolff ...
Yeo
Eric Berry ...
Hunziger
Gudrun Ure ...
Sgt. Smith (as Ann Gudrun)
Paul Hardtmuth ...
Dr. Eric Miller
Colin Tapley ...
Sir Stafford Beach
Donald Gray ...
Commander Gilles
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Castle
Michael Balfour ...
Hoxie
Seymour Green ...
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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)  »

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The first British 3-D feature film. See more »

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When the crooks land on the coast near Great Yarmouth, they get into the Jaguar and head north, but the policemen radio to HQ that the Jaguar is going south. See more »

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International Intrigue!
27 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An American Treasury agent (Dennis O'Keefe) teams up with a Scotland Yard inspector (Philip Friend) to track down a group of thieves that are creating artificial diamonds out of sugar.

This film seems to be a bit of a mystery. The BFI considers it lost, despite prints being readily available -- even on YouTube and Netflix. And then the director is a bit of a debate. Whether the print is the American or English one, the director name is switched. The film itself does not seem to be different in different prints.

The plot is pretty good, and the idea of synthetic diamonds is interesting. One has to wonder... could synthetic diamonds be made so well that there would be no real chemical difference?


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