Private eye investigates diamond theft, and becomes involved with an ancient family curse.

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Hard-boiled private dick Hamilton Nash is hired to investigate a case of stolen diamonds, which leads him to a lovely and odd young woman named Gabrielle, who believes she has been stricken with the ancient curse of the Dain family. The curse has historically caused its victims to die prematurely. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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22 May 1978 (USA)  »

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Dashiell Hammett's The Dain Curse  »

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The production was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards in 1978, for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series for actress Beatrice Straight in Part 1, but the production failed to take home an Emmy in any of these categories. See more »

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19 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This did have the last actor to play Charlie Chan in a movie series. However, it was Roland Winters, not Sidney Toler. Nevertheless, mystery buffs should see this on DVD and not VHS as you will see the entire series. It is a lot less confusing that way.

James Coburn is brilliant in it. You will see a young Star Trek: Next Generation "Data" here. I think this may before he appeared in Night Court.

So get a DVD copy of this and take your time watching it. You will see an intricate mystery, actually multiple mysteries, unfold before your eyes. It may even take a couple of viewings to get it all.

While slow paced it could only be presented that way for maximum enjoyment. The story has an extra treat as you get a glimpse of life in bygone times. It is fairly authentic to those by-gone times.

Enjoy.


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