An English bookkeeper (Nigel Patrick) who works for a jeweler steals a priceless jewel, and kills a man in the process. He flees to the continent and embarks on the life of his dreams; spending lavishly and pursuing women (including Anita Ekberg). A detective (Jack Palance) tracking him soon discovers that he's not the only one looking for him and begins to suspect there's more to the case than just an ordinary jewel theft.
A diamond is for evil...
Did You Know?
This was Bonar Colleano
's final film before he was killed in a car accident on August 18, 1958 at the age of 34, three weeks before the film was released. See more
When Sam Carter takes delivery of his forged Spanish passport he runs through the attributes it lists - eye colour blue, hair colour fair, height 5 feet 11 and a half inches and so on. However, Spain adopted the metric system in 1849, so his height would have been given in metres/centimetres. See more
Without any warning at all, the door closed on me. I shouted and finally...
You say you've known him for a long time?
Yes, he's been doing our books for fifteen years at least. The quietest, nicest fellow you could meet. He came here about once in two weeks. Carter and I used to look at the stone together. We used to stand here, just looking.
Hand in hand?
Mr. March, you know anything about diamonds?
Yeah, I know I can't afford them.
Then let me ask you; have you ever seen something that became...
UK cinema version was cut for an 'A' rating. See more
Written by Joe Henderson See more