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Diamonds Are Forever ()


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A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon.

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James Bond
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Tiffany Case
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Blofeld
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Plenty O'Toole
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Willard Whyte
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Saxby
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Mr. Kidd
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Mr. Wint
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Leiter
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Dr Metz (as Joseph Furst)
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'M'
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'Q'
Leonard Barr ...
Shady Tree
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Moneypenny
Margaret Lacey ...
Mrs. Whistler
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Peter Franks
David de Keyser ...
Doctor (as David De Keyser)
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Sir Donald Munger
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Mr. Slumber
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Slumber Inc. Attendant
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Slumber Inc. Attendant
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Airline Representative (uncredited)
Ray Baker ...
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
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Klaus Hergersheimer (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ...
Doorman (uncredited)
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Water Balloon Game Barker-Operator (uncredited)
Ed Call ...
Maxie (uncredited)
Terence Conoley ...
Cairo Casino Patron (uncredited)
George Lane Cooper ...
SPECTRE Agent (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ...
Crane Operator (uncredited)
Catherine Deeney ...
Welfare Worker (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
Clifford Earl ...
Immigration Officer (uncredited)
Mark Elwes ...
Sir Donald's Secretary (uncredited)
Brinsley Forde ...
Houseboy (uncredited)
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Aide to Metz (uncredited)
David Healy ...
Vandenburg Launch Director (uncredited)
Karl Held ...
Agent (uncredited)
Leroy E. Hollis ...
Las Vegas Sheriff (uncredited)
Bill Hutchinson ...
Moon Crater Controller (uncredited)
Janos Kurucz ...
Aide to Metz (uncredited)
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Bambi (uncredited)
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Girl on the Corner (uncredited)
Frank Mann ...
Moon Crater Guard (uncredited)
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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)
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Man in Fez (uncredited)
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Thumper (uncredited)
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Marie (uncredited)
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Shady Tree's Acorn (uncredited)
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Tom (uncredited)
Henry Rowland ...
Dr. Tynan (uncredited)
Gordon Ruttan ...
Vandenburg Aide (uncredited)
Pat Ryan ...
Man Coming Out of Customs Office (uncredited)
Jay Sarno ...
Sideshow Barker (uncredited)
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W Technologies Gate Guard (uncredited)
Michael Stevens ...
CIA Agent (uncredited)
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Slumber Inc. Attendant (uncredited)
Vincent Wong ...
Casino Groupier (uncredited)
E.J. 'Tex' Young ...
Craps Dealer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Guy Hamilton

Written by (WGA)

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Richard Maibaum ... (screenplay) and
Tom Mankiewicz ... (screenplay)
 
Ian Fleming ... (novel "Diamonds Are Forever") (uncredited)

Produced by

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Albert R. Broccoli ... producer
Harry Saltzman ... producer
Stanley Sopel ... associate producer

Music by

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John Barry

Cinematography by

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Ted Moore ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Bert Bates
John W. Holmes ... (as John W.Holmes)

Editorial Department

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Marion Grau ... colorist: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (Pristine Digital Restoration) (as Marian A. Grau)
Margaret Miller ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Weston Drury Jr. ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Ken Adam

Art Direction by

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Bill Kenney
Jack Maxsted

Set Decoration by

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John P. Austin ... (as John Austin)
Peter Lamont

Makeup Department

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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

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Milton Feldman ... production manager
Claude Hudson ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Derek Cracknell ... assistant director
Jerome M. Siegel ... assistant director
Raymond Becket ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Andrew Birkin ... second unit 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

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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)
Fred Hole ... 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

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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 ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Joseph Kite ... cableman (uncredited)
Richard Spelker ... boom man (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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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

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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

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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)
Dorothy Ford ... 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

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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

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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)

Location Management

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Bernard Hanson ... location manager
Eddie Saeta ... location manager
William Smith ... location auditor (uncredited)

Music Department

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John Barry ... conductor / music arranger
Monty Norman ... composer: The James Bond theme
Sidney Margo ... music contractor (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald ... score remixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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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

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Maurice Binder ... main title designed by
Albert R. Broccoli ... presenter
Del Ross ... continuity
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)
Jane Oscroft ... production secretary (uncredited)
Pat Ryan ... stand-in: Charles Gray (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Don Wyman ... production auditor (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

James Bond's mission is to find out who has been smuggling diamonds, which are not re-appearing. He adopts another identity in the form of Peter Franks. He joins up with Tiffany Case, and acts as if he is smuggling the diamonds, but everyone is hungry for these diamonds. He also has to avoid Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, the dangerous couple who do not leave anyone in their way. Ernst Stavro Blofeld isn't out of the question. He may have changed his looks, but is he linked with the heist? And if he is, can Bond finally defeat his ultimate enemy. Written by simon

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Taglines "Diamonds Are Forever"...forever...forever...forever... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ian Fleming's Diamonds Are Forever (United Kingdom)
  • Diamonds are Forever (United Kingdom)
  • Ian Fleming's Diamonds Are Forever (United States)
  • Les diamants sont éternels (France)
  • James Bond 007 - Diamantenfieber (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Box Office

Budget $7,200,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $116,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia During a late 1990s airing of the movie on TBS' "Dinner and A Movie", Bruce Glover recalled that while filming their scenes together, he and Putter Smith had Sean Connery convinced that the two were actually openly homosexual. Glover added that a few years later while on an airline flight he was flirting with a female flight attendant, and suddenly heard a Scottish-accented voice saying, "You son of a bitch . . . " Glover turned around and saw the man was Connery. See more »
Goofs Cremation furnaces run at 870-980 °C which would burn up any diamonds present (diamonds are not in fact forever); it would be impossible to successfully smuggle diamonds inside a cadaver and separate them via cremation. However, we never see the furnace at Slumber, Inc. actually operating, and cremation usually takes an hour and a half whereas Bond is given the diamonds a few minutes after the coffin moves down the belt. It is more likely that the diamonds were simply removed from the body. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Stealth Fighter (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Diamonds are Forever See more »
Crazy Credits THE END of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER James Bond will return in LIVE AND LET DIE See more »
Quotes Slumber Inc. Attendant: The stiff, ehm, the deceased back there... Your brother, Mr. Franks?
James Bond: Yes, it was.
Slumber Inc. Attendant: I got a brudder.
James Bond: Small world.
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