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The Diamond Queen (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 28 November 1953 (USA)
In 1659, jeweler Gabriel Tavernier miscuts a diamond meant to surmount the coronation crown of Louis XIV. He's thrown into prison and his son, Jean, is sent to India, along with the Baron ... See full summary »

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John Brahm

Writer:

Otto Englander
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fernando Lamas ... Jean Baptiste Tavernier
Arlene Dahl ... Queen Maya
Gilbert Roland ... Baron Paul de Cabannes
Sheldon Leonard ... Mogul
Jay Novello ... Gujar, Maya's steward
Michael Ansara ... Mir Jumla, the Mogul's general
Richard Hale ... Gabriel Tavernier
Wanda Brown Wanda Brown ... Slave girl
Evelyn Finley ... Slave girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noel Cravat Noel Cravat ... Bugler
Paul Guilfoyle ... Guide
Asoka Rubener Asoka Rubener ... Oriental dancer (as Asoka)
Sujata Rubener Sujata Rubener ... Oriental dancer (as Sujata)
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Storyline

In 1659, jeweler Gabriel Tavernier miscuts a diamond meant to surmount the coronation crown of Louis XIV. He's thrown into prison and his son, Jean, is sent to India, along with the Baron Paul de Cabannes, to procure a replacement diamond. In India, Jean and the Baron meet the beautiful Queen Maya and quickly become involved in intrigue, adventure, and romance. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Queen of a Jungle Dynasty but Slave of Love!

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Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der blaue Stein des Maharadscha See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Melson Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Supercinecolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in They Came to Rob Las Vegas (1968) See more »

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Elizabeth Duke at Argos Queen
8 September 2005 | by Waiting2BShockedSee all my reviews

This is a pretty inert India-set costumer of the watch-where-you're-poking-that-sword-or-you'll-knock-the-set-over variety. Given the title, there is no notable coruscation besides the Technicolour, which is gorgeous and illuminates Eugene Lourie's surroundings to excellent effect (he'd just production-designed Renoir's 'The River' and was about to embark on 'The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms). Lamas tried as he might but was never able to break Hollywood's market for even the B-costumer rogue (even John Derek managed more tried-and-tested prolificy); and Dahl's sireny is less than compensatory enough to inspire bravado in the climactic duel between her 2 potential suitors.

Update - the print shown on More4 in the UK in November 2006 is terrible, and will not reflect the technical qualities mentioned above.


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