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Diamond Head (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 December 1962 (Japan)
Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone. Howland learns the ... See full summary »

Director:

Guy Green

Writers:

Marguerite Roberts (screenplay), Peter Gilman (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charlton Heston ... Richard 'King' Howland
Yvette Mimieux ... Sloane Howland
George Chakiris ... Dr. Dean Kahana
France Nuyen ... Mai Chen
James Darren ... Paul Kahana
Aline MacMahon ... Kapiolani Kahana
Elizabeth Allen ... Laura Beckett
Vaughn Taylor ... Judge James Blanding
Marc Marno Marc Marno ... Bobbie Chen
Philip Ahn ... Mr. Immacona
Harold Fong Harold Fong ... Coyama, Howland Cook
Edward Mallory Edward Mallory ... Robert Parsons
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billie Dove ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone. Howland learns the hard way that money and power cannot buy love and happiness. Written by Marinelle K. Szenasy

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The Giant Story of Modern Hawaii!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1962 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gospodar Havaja See more »

Filming Locations:

Hanalei, Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jerry Bresler Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Charlton Heston in his book "In the Arena", this film was originally intended as a vehicle for Clark Gable in the late-1950s, which is why Heston's character retains the nickname "King". See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dean Kahanna: My brother knows you were born to the purple, but he doesn't know how much you like to wear it.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Well that's a switch isn't it? What you really mean is will I do right by Paul.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Exactly. Will you run him like your brother runs everything? Will you be his wife or will he be just your husband?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: What cave do you live in? How is it any different for me to be just his wife or for him to be just my husband?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: If someone is wearing the shoes it had better be the man.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Ha
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Don't forget Sloane, I grew up with ...
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Yvette Mimieux in Hawaii
17 March 2011 | by williwawSee all my reviews

Columbia Pictures retained the services of expert director Guy Green who had directed a beautiful movie at MGM Light In The Piazza and cast the leading lady of that film Yvette Mimieux on a loan out from her studio MGM as the above the title star of Diamond Head. Co starring in this romantic film set in Hawaii is rugged Charlton Heston and George Chakiris -who won an Oscar for West Side Story -as the romantic interest for Ms. Mimieux. Not sure what is more beautiful the scenery of Hawaii or Yvette Mimieux. Columbia also cast James Darren a Columbia pictures contract star in the film as well. I enjoyed this escapist and beautifully filmed movie. Btw Ms. Mimieux would return to MGM for a few more movies including her hit Joy In The Morning co starring with Richard Chamberlain and then retired.


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