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Diamond Head (1962)

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Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone. Howland learns the ... See full summary »

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Sloane Howland
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Dr. Dean Kahana
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Mai Chen
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Paul Kahana
Aline MacMahon ...
Kapiolani Kahana
Elizabeth Allen ...
Laura Beckett
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Judge James Blanding
Marc Marno ...
Bobbie Chen
Philip Ahn ...
Mr. Immacona
Harold Fong ...
Coyama, Howland Cook
Edward Mallory ...
Robert Parsons
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Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone. Howland learns the hard way that money and power cannot buy love and happiness. Written by Marinelle K. Szenasy

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The Giant Story of Modern Hawaii!

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27 December 1962 (Japan)  »

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A Fronteira do Pecado  »

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Although considerable publicity announced the return of Billie Dove to the screen in this film, after a thirty year absence, her scenes ended up on the cutting room floor, and she is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Dr. Dean Kahanna: My brother knows you were born to the purple, but he doesn't know how much you like to wear it.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Well that's a switch isn't it? What you really mean is will I do right by Paul.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Exactly. Will you run him like your brother runs everything? Will you be his wife or will he be just your husband?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: What cave do you live in? How is it any different for me to be just his wife or for him to be just my husband?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: If someone is wearing the shoes it had better be the man.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Ha
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Don't forget Sloane, I grew up with ...
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Mildly diverting dramatics
24 June 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Overwought, overcooked film-version of Peter Gilman's book about a politician and land baron in Hawaii who is having an affair with a native girl, butting heads with his own sister over her affair with an island boy! Not-bad, though somewhat stilted island soaper is occasionally funny unintentionally. Despite a good cast (including Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, and James Darren), the characters themselves aren't a very likable lot, and the plot-developments are eventually stagnated by a direction with little inspiration. There was potential here for a really strong melodrama, but it goes unrealized. Nice Hawaiian locales are a compensation, as well as a rousing score by Johnny Williams. **1/2 from ****


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