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Fortune in Diamonds (1951)

The Adventurers (original title)
Approved | | Adventure | 7 December 1951 (USA)
Peter Brandt is a soldier journeying across the countryside of South Africa after the Boer War.

Director:

David MacDonald (as David Macdonald)

Writer:

Robert Westerby (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dennis Price ... Clive Hunter
Jack Hawkins ... Pieter Brandt
Siobhan McKenna ... Anne Hunter
Peter Hammond ... Hendrik van Thaal
Grégoire Aslan ... Dominic (as Gregoire Aslan)
Charles Paton ... Barman
Bernard Lee ... O'Connell
Ronald Adam ... Van Thaal Snr.
Martin Boddey ... Chief Engineer
Philip Ray ... 1st Man Restaurant (as Phillip Ray)
Walter Horsbrugh Walter Horsbrugh ... 2nd Man Restaurant
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Waiter
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Storyline

As the Boer War ends a South African soldier hides a cache of diamonds he finds on a body. He returns to the town he left three years earlier where his girl has married a disgraced English officer. Needing funds to get back to pick up the diamonds the Boer enlists the help of a fellow soldier as well as the Englishman and a local hotel keeper. This ill-assorted bunch set off into the bush intent on finding their fortune. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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boer war | adventurer | See All (2) »

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Filmed in the SAVAGE HEART of AFRICA See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Moody South African Western
5 November 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

A bleak cross between 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre' and 'Scott of the Antarctic' enhanced by superb location work by veteran cameraman Ossie Morris; combining the inhospitable terrain of the latter (oppressively hot rather than bitterly cold) with the squabbling amongst a small, ill-matched group searching for treasure of the former.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fortune in Diamonds See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mayflower Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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