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Jack of Diamonds (1967)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 15 February 1968 (Australia)
The protege of a famous cat burglar reluctantly agrees to join forces with a lesser criminal in the daring heist of several famous jewels from a seemingly impenetrable vault.

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Jeff Hill
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Nicolai Vodkine
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Von Schenk
Alexander Hegarth ...
Brügger
Eduard Linkers ...
Geisling
Karl Lieffen ...
Helmut
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Olga
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Udo N. von Tyrol ...
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Carroll Baker
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Lilli Palmer
Charlie Hickman ...
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Bob Cheslock
Robert Naegele
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The protege of a famous cat burglar reluctantly agrees to join forces with a lesser criminal in the daring heist of several famous jewels from a seemingly impenetrable vault. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Police want him dead...women want him alive! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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15 February 1968 (Australia)  »

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Daiyamondo Jakku  »

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Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

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JACK OF DIAMONDS (Don Taylor, 1967) **
16 September 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Typically glossy and bland 1960s international caper which, though harmless enough while it’s on, emerges an unnecessarily long haul because the running-time is padded with scenes in which the likes of Zsa Gabor, Carroll Baker and Lilli Palmer appear as themselves(!), purporting to be famous victims of the titular cat-burglar! The lead is played by a properly dashing George Hamilton; his mentor – the “Ace Of Diamonds” – is a suave Joseph Cotten; on their trail is insurance investigator Wolfgang Preiss – while Maurice Evans and Marie Laforet first prove rivals, then associates, in their schemes (Cotten having been involved, both romantically and ‘professionally’, with the girl’s deceased mother). Though wholly unsurprising (with the various robberies mildly generating the expected suspense), actor-turned-director Taylor’s treatment at least maintains an agreeably light touch throughout – the denouement, then, provides a clever ruse by which our roguish heroes can still go free in the end.


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