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Director:
Writers:
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 December 1971 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
"Diamonds Are Forever"...forever...forever...forever... See more »
Plot:
A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an extortion plot headed by his nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not the best Bond movie of Sean Connery See more (256 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... James Bond

Jill St. John ... Tiffany Case

Charles Gray ... Blofeld

Lana Wood ... Plenty O'Toole
Jimmy Dean ... Willard Whyte

Bruce Cabot ... Saxby
Putter Smith ... Mr. Kidd

Bruce Glover ... Mr. Wint
Norman Burton ... Leiter
Joseph Fürst ... Dr Metz (as Joseph Furst)

Bernard Lee ... 'M'

Desmond Llewelyn ... 'Q'
Leonard Barr ... Shady Tree

Lois Maxwell ... Moneypenny
Margaret Lacey ... Mrs. Whistler
Joe Robinson ... Peter Franks
David de Keyser ... Doctor (as David De Keyser)
Laurence Naismith ... Sir Donald Munger
David Bauer ... Mr. Slumber

Marc Lawrence ... Slumber Inc. Attendant

Sid Haig ... Slumber Inc. Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Casino Player (scenes deleted)
John Abineri ... Airline Representative (uncredited)
Ray Baker ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

Ed Bishop ... Klaus Hergersheimer (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... Doorman (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Water Balloon Game Barker-Operator (uncredited)
Ed Call ... Maxie (uncredited)
George Lane Cooper ... SPECTRE Agent (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... Crane Operator (uncredited)
Catherine Deeney ... Welfare Worker (uncredited)
Gary Dubin ... Boy (uncredited)
Clifford Earl ... Immigration Officer (uncredited)
Mark Elwes ... Sir Donald's Secretary (uncredited)
Brinsley Forde ... Houseboy (uncredited)

Constantine Gregory ... Aide to Metz (uncredited)
David Healy ... Vandenburg Launch Director (uncredited)
Karl Held ... Agent (uncredited)
Roy Hollis ... Las Vegas Sheriff (uncredited)
Bill Hutchinson ... Moon Crater Controller (uncredited)
Janos Kurucz ... Aide to Metz (uncredited)
Lola Larson ... Bambi (uncredited)

Debbie Letteau ... Girl on the Corner (uncredited)
Frank Mann ... Moon Crater Guard (uncredited)
Connie Mason ... Woman at Whyte House (uncredited)
Don Messick ... Announcer at Circus Circus (uncredited)
Burt Metcalfe ... Maxwell (uncredited)
Johnny Miller ... Gunman (uncredited)

Terence Mountain ... 1st Guard (uncredited)
Frank Olegario ... Man in Fez (uncredited)
Trina Parks ... Thumper (uncredited)
Denise Perrier ... Marie (uncredited)

Valerie Perrine ... Shady Tree's Acorn (uncredited)

Shane Rimmer ... Tom (uncredited)
Henry Rowland ... Dr. Tynan (uncredited)
Gordon Ruttan ... Vandenburg Aide (uncredited)
Jay Sarno ... Sideshow Barker (uncredited)
Tom Steele ... W Technologies Gate Guard (uncredited)
Michael Valente ... Slumber Inc. Attendant (uncredited)
Vincent Wong ... Casino Groupier (uncredited)
E.J. 'Tex' Young ... Craps Dealer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Guy Hamilton 
 
Writing credits
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)

Ian Fleming (novel: Diamonds Are Forever) uncredited

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
Harry Saltzman .... producer
Stanley Sopel .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bert Bates 
John W. Holmes  (as John W.Holmes)
 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
 
Art Direction by
Bill Kenney 
Jack Maxsted 
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin  (as John Austin)
Peter Lamont 
 
Makeup Department
Basil Newall .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Linda Trainoff .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Eileen Warwick .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Milton Feldman .... production manager
Claude Hudson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Cracknell .... assistant director
Jerome M. Siegel .... assistant director
Raymond Becket .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Mel Efros .... assistant director (uncredited)
Mike Frankovich Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
Richard Jenkins .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ken Swor .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ron Quelch .... production buyer (as Ronnie Quelch)
Ted Ambrose .... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Anderson .... props (uncredited)
Roger Apperson .... carpenter (uncredited)
Ivor Beddoes .... sketch artist (uncredited)
Dennis Bosher .... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Chisholm .... prop man (uncredited)
Jerry Graham .... prop master (uncredited)
William Hiney .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Gary F. Kieldrup .... props (uncredited)
Daniel A. Lomino .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Alan Manser .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Raynsford W. Newhouse .... construction supervisor (uncredited)
Allan Range .... carpenter (uncredited)
John Treman .... lead man (uncredited)
Roy Walker .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Ward Welton .... painter (uncredited)
Doug Wilson .... painter (uncredited)
Thomas J. Wright .... sketch artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Lancaster .... dubbing editor
Teddy Mason .... dubbing editor
Gordon K. McCallum .... dubbing mixer (as Gordon McCallum)
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist (as John Mitchell)
Al Overton .... sound recordist
Jim Shields .... dubbing editor (as Jimmy Shields)
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Joseph Kite .... cableman (uncredited)
Richard Spelker .... boom man (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Hillman .... special effects (as Leslie Hillman)
Whitey McMahon .... special effects
Andy Evans .... special effects (uncredited)
Bert Luxford .... assistant physical special effects (uncredited)
Don Wolz .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alex Clifton .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Adam J. Herpy .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Paul Edward Jackson .... 4K film scanning: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration) (as Paul E. Jackson)
Daniel Ortiz .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Alan Silvers .... producer: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Wally Veevers .... visual effects
Albert Whitlock .... visual effects
Benton Wong .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Jim Danforth .... model animator: submarine (uncredited)
Roy Field .... optical cinematography (uncredited)
Charles Staffell .... optical/projection effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunt arranger
Bob Simmons .... stunt arranger
Craig R. Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Lightning Bear .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Johnny Bossle .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Monty Bossle .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Buzz Bundy .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard E. Butler .... stunt double (uncredited)
Dennis Camsey .... stunts (uncredited)
George Lane Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton .... stunt double (uncredited)
Leslie Crawford .... stunts (uncredited)
Everett Creach .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Crockett .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings .... stunts (uncredited)
Vince Deadrick Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Ekins .... stunts (uncredited)
Patty Elder .... stunts (uncredited)
Donna Garrett .... stunts (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... stunts (uncredited)
Orwin C. Harvey .... stunt double: high fall from oil rig (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman .... stunts (uncredited)
Jazzer Jeyes .... stunts (uncredited)
Max Latimer .... stunt double: Charles Gray (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Johnny Miller .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Paul .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally Rose .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Scheiwiller .... stunts (uncredited)
Alex Sharp .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Sholomir .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Street .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Stromsoe .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Waters .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Williams .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Johnson .... camera operator
Bob Kindred .... camera operator
Harold E. Wellman .... second unit cameraman (as Harold Wellman)
Bill Beam .... second grip (uncredited)
Robert Blair .... grip (uncredited)
Ken John Borland .... crab dolly operator (uncredited)
Richard Borland .... key grip (uncredited)
Bert Bosher .... electrical supervisor (uncredited)
Roger DeSantis .... best boy (uncredited)
John Flanagan .... electrician (uncredited)
Chuck Fowler .... electrician (uncredited)
Gary Gravelin .... electrician (uncredited)
Lee Green .... still photographer (uncredited)
Paul Grosso .... generator operator (uncredited)
John Howard .... camera operator: special unit (uncredited)
Joe Jackman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bruce Johnston .... generator operator (uncredited)
Calvin Maehl .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer (uncredited)
Robert Marta .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Palmer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
Paul Schwake Jr. .... grip (uncredited)
Bradley B. Six .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Six .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jim Stott .... electrician (uncredited)
George Whitear .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donfeld .... costumes: Miss St. John's (as Don Feld)
Elsa Fennell .... wardrobe supervisor
Ted Tetrick .... wardrobe supervisor
Ray Beck .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
Kent James .... costumer (uncredited)
Mina Mittelman .... costumer (uncredited)
Anthony Sinclair .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Marion Grau .... colorist: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (Pristine Digital Restoration) (as Marian A. Grau)
Margaret Miller .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
John Barry .... music arranger
Monty Norman .... composer: The James Bond theme
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Frank Austin .... driver (uncredited)
Ronnie Baker .... driver (uncredited)
James D. Brubaker .... driver (uncredited)
Gil Casper .... driver (uncredited)
Jerry Cipperly .... driver (uncredited)
Gene Clinesmith .... driver (uncredited)
Alan Falco .... driver (uncredited)
Nick Falco .... driver (uncredited)
Robert Fish .... driver (uncredited)
Dennis Hollis .... driver (uncredited)
Leroy E. Hollis .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Bob Howell .... driver (uncredited)
Buck Master .... driver (uncredited)
Hank Moreland .... driver (uncredited)
Pierce Murphy .... driver (uncredited)
Ed Ortego .... driver (uncredited)
Ralph Pierce .... driver (uncredited)
B. Polanski .... driver (uncredited)
Jerry Quintana .... driver (uncredited)
Allee G. Reed .... driver (uncredited)
Tim Sheen .... driver (uncredited)
Jean Spray .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... main title designed by
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
Bernard Hanson .... location manager
Del Ross .... continuity
Eddie Saeta .... location manager
Harry Saltzman .... presenter
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Ed Clark .... first aid (uncredited)
Ken Hardie .... craft service (uncredited)
Jane Leat .... production secretary (uncredited)
Don Morgan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Chi Nishida .... company secretary (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
William Smith .... location auditor (uncredited)
Don Wyman .... production auditor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Mi Casa Multimedia  DVD audio restoration & mastering 5.1 (uncredited)
  • Aston Martin Lagonda  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd)
  • C.T.S. Studios  music recorded at (as C.T.S. Studios, London, England)
  • Circus Circus  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as Circus Circus, City of Las Vegas)
  • David Morris Jewellers  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of
  • Dover Harbour Board  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Dover Harbour Board)
  • Dunes Hotel, Casino and Country Club  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Dunes Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • Ford Motor Company  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Ford Motor Company)
  • Honda Motor Company  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of
  • International Hotel, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The International Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • Landmark Hotel, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Landmark Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • Lowry Digital Images  pristine digital restoration by (as Lowry Digital Images a DTS company) (2006 restoration)
  • Mint Hotel, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Mint Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • P & O - Orient Lines  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as P & O Lines)
  • Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Riviera Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • Sands Regency Hotel & Casino  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Sands Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • Tropicana Hotel, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Tropicana Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • Ultra Film Synchron  german post-synchronization by (uncredited)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ian Fleming's Diamonds Are Forever" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
120 min | France:101 min
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Color:
Color (colour) (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Iceland:12 | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 (TV rating) | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2000) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1971) | Peru:14 | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 (uncut) (1992) | Sweden:15 (cut) (1971) | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2012) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1992) (2001) | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating) (MPAA rating: certificate #23067) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1994) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
After the disappointing box-office performance of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) in the US - although it was a hit in other parts of the world - the producers of this film went all-out to win back American audiences. This partly explains why the bulk of this film is set in the United States, specifically Las Vegas, and because much of Ian Fleming's source novel takes place in Las Vegas or in the surrounding desert. Many of the James Bond movies have been known to have cast and crew participate in some high-stakes gambling. Shooting this film in the Vegas casinos, however, was only permitted in the hours of 3-6 AM. Strangely, the name [Las] Vegas is never spoken in this movie.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The "oil-rig" in Baja California which controls the laser satellite is supposed to be in the middle of the ocean. Yet when Tiffany is shown sun-bathing on the rig, we can see mountains and a coastline not too far away in the backdrop.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
James Bond:[tossing Japanese man around] Where is he? I shan't ask you politely next time. Where is Blofeld?
Japanese man:Ca-Ca-Cairo.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Saving Silverman (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Slumber, Inc.See more »

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38 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Not the best Bond movie of Sean Connery, 16 October 2005
Author: michelerealini from Switzerland

In 1967 Sean Connery quits the role of James Bond. Panic! Producers replace him with Australian born George Lazenby, who makes "On Her Majesty Secret Service". This film does reasonably well at the box office, but not as well as the previous episodes... Furthermore, a big part of the audiences and many critics savage Lazenby's performance, rather pale compared to Connery's Bond portrait. "OHMSS" has been revalued since, but at the time of the release it's perceived like a disappointment.

In '71 producers hire American actor John Gavin for "Diamonds are forever" (DAF), but at the very last minute Sean Connery decides to come back to the role for one time only...

The film is a kind of remake of "Goldfinger" -there is Sean, of course; director Guy Hamilton; Shirley Bassey sings the theme; the story takes place in America; here too we have glamorous elements (diamonds instead of gold).

The movie is funny, Sean looks amused and quite relaxed in traveling between Amsterdam and Las Vegas to investigate about a diamond illegal traffic.

Nevertheless it's the "worst" of his Bonds... It's his less interesting outing as 007. When we think about him as Bond we think about the episodes of the Sixties, when the series was at its beginning. "Diamonds" has not the classical atmosphere of "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball" -the rhythm of DAF is not constant, there are also too many jokes, and a more American humor of the movie spoils the "Britishness" of 007. The first part of the film is boring, the second half has more action -although the final battle scene is not very well done.

Sean is Sean, but here he looks older than his age -curiously he looks fitter and more charming in "Never say never again", an "unofficial" Bond done 12 years later! By the way his presence in this film saves the show completely and a good entertainment is guaranteed.

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