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Dateline Diamonds (1965)

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An ex-con manages a top band in the UK, and he wants to re-enter the crime scene.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Lucas ...
Major Fairclough
Kenneth Cope ...
Lester Benson aka Arthur Gittins
George Mikell ...
Paul Verlekt
Conrad Phillips ...
Tom Jenkins
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Mrs. Edgecomb
Burnell Tucker ...
Dale Meredith
Anna Carteret ...
Gay Jenkins
Vanda Godsell ...
Mrs. Jenkins
Gertan Klauber ...
Meverhof
Doel Luscombe ...
Assistant Commissioner
Peter Zander ...
Spankharen
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
Army Officer
Ronald Bridges ...
Garage Attendant
David Kirk ...
Dock Policeman
Kenney Jones ...
Himself (as The Small Faces)
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Lester Benson manages one of the biggest rock bands in 1960s Britain, the Small Faces (as themselves). He happens to be an ex-con who wants to return to the crime scene. He summons the help of Major Fairclough who safe-cracks diamonds to smuggle into the Netherlands via the Big L's ship. It seems a perfect crime as no-one served as a witness, except for an intellectually-challenged bus conductress called Mrs. Edgecomb who saw Major Fairclough ("a military-looking man"). Written by Reece Lloyd

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The hottest rocks in Britain being smuggled by the hottest rockers in Britain


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Ben Toney is shown in the radio studio watching The Chantelles perform, and seconds later on the deck of the ship. See more »

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Mrs. Edgecomb: Not a bit like "Z Cars" is it?
Tom Jenkins: No, not at the moment. It's not a bit like "Z Cars".
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References Z Cars (1962) See more »

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Please Don't Kiss Me
Written by Rick Minas
Arranged by Dougie Reece
Directed by Dougie Reece
Performed by The Chantelles
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Don't watch it for the music!
4 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I did! I'm a great fan of 60s music but the Small Faces are a huge part of the build up and a minor part of the film. It's "interesting" to watch Kiki Dee, The Chantelles and other pop "legends" but this is not a musical (in fact it's probably best to shut your eyes and ears when most of the music is on!).

The plot is, actually, not bad and all of us who are old enough to remember the Pirate Stations will be fascinated to see Big L used as a smuggling drop off point! Pretty predictable plot but the list of British movie stalwarts (Kenneth Cope, Conrad Phillips, William Lucas etc.) and Kenny Everett (wonderful to see him in 1965) make this a B movie that deserves an "average rating".

If you like 60s stuff then step this way!


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