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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 & 3 nominations See more »
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Overly Americanised, action-free camp-fest See more (259 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)

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
Colin Jamison .... hairdresser (uncredited)
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
Arthur Beavis .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
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)
Rick Lester .... stunt driver (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)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (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)
Terry Horan .... stand-in: Sean Connery (uncredited)
Jane Leat .... production secretary (uncredited)
Don Morgan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Chi Nishida .... company secretary (uncredited)
Pat Ryan .... stand-in: Charles Gray (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)

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
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (colour) (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG | Ireland:12 (2012) | 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The distinctive Landmark Hotel can be seen briefly in the background of the Las Vegas gas station scene. It is the tower with saucer-shaped upper section visible behind 'Tiffany Case' as she delivers the "Forget it, Curly..." line. The Landmark was built in 1963, didn't open until 1969, and was imploded in 1995 to allow for an expansion of the adjacent Las Vegas Convention Center parking lot.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Tiffany Case pulls out the Polaroid of the thumbprint, she immediately peels the picture off the backing. Pulling the film out of the camera crushes a packet on the film which contained the developing chemicals. This caused the photo to develop, which took about a minute. You would then pull the photo off of the backing. There is no way that the photo could be developed the way she did it.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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Double-O Stunts (2000) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
James Bond ThemeSee more »

FAQ

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Who sings the title song?
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45 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Overly Americanised, action-free camp-fest, 5 October 2008
Author: The Spectacular Spider-Man from Can you get me a cup of coffee, please?

DAF is one of the weakest, laziest movies in the franchise.

For a start, where is the action? Apart from a good close quarters punch up in a lift, there is hardly any. What remains is lacking in energy and played mainly for laughs. 007 beaten up by two acrobatic women - until he just holds them underwater in a swimming pool. An awful slapstick car-trashing chase in Vegas. And the big finale is anything but. We have a few of Blofled's henchmen fighting a few helicopters. Bond does almost nothing except swing Blofeld's escape pod around with a crane.

Which brings us to another point - this is without doubt the least serious Bond movie ever. It is borderline comedy throughout, clearly influenced by the likes of The Man from UNCLE and the Batman TV show. Blofeld dresses in drag at one stage. Most of the supporting characters are comic relief. The sinister henchmen, Wint and Kidd, would stand out in any other movie due to their extreme black humour, but here they are just wasted. Jill St John's Tiffany Case is amongst the worst Bond girls, silly and helpless.

We even see Q - in Vegas - cheating on a slot machine.

At least Connery is back right? Wrong. He's clearly on set, but equally clearly thinking about his next round of golf. Even his delivery of 'Bond, James Bond' is awful. He isn't helped by some awful costume decisions, including a brown tweed suit, and a pink (!) tie. Connery's huge payout for this film means everything else looks cheaper than before; by the climax you have embarrassing helicopter explosions, clearly animated, that would have been superbly detailed model shots in previous (and later) movies.

There is virtually nothing good to say about Diamonds. The film is so lacking in energy or excitement that only the plot manages to pull it along. It's a series of weird and comedic scenes that hardly feel like a Bond movie in any way, and it's hard to believe this came after On Her Majesty's Sceret Service. The film scrimps so much on the action that you are left watching a bizarre, parallel universe version of Bond where nothing remotely Bond-ish seems to happen. It feels almost like a live-action version of a Saturday morning Bond cartoon, watered down for the kids (Bond never even uses his gun).

Two plus points; Shirey Bassey's theme tune is superbly atmospheric and mysterious. Jill St John is very sexy. That's it. Connery came back, the director of Goldfinger came back, and the result was this farce.

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