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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 »

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Guy Green

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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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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!

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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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 »

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Production Co:

Jerry Bresler Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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Dr. Dean Kahanna: Well?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: You know why I'm here. I tried to stay away Sloane, but I couldn't. Look, I hit you and I'm sorry. It's been hurting ever since.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Does this mean you're ready to try, how did you put it, sleeping three in a bed?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: I'm ready to sleep two in my bed.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: [kisses her]
Dr. Dean Kahanna: [ripping Dean away from Sloane] What do you think your doing?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: I'm telling Sloane I'm going to marry her.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: I've about had a gut full of you Kahanna's!
Dr. Dean Kahanna: And I've had a gut full of you Howland. I'm not going to let you ruin Sloane's life. Even...
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Pineapples and Problems on the Islands for Chuck
16 May 2006 | by BogmeisterSee all my reviews

The title sounds like some James Bond-type adventure but it's typical melodrama circa 1959 in Hawaii (Heston would return to the locale in an earlier century in "The Hawaiians" in '70). Heston's character hearkens back to his rich landowner of "The Naked Jungle"(54), so it's as if the same character is a decade older. The theme of race relations (white vs. brown here) is played over the plot in a ham-handed manner, though a couple of characters get to voice an almost-profound observation regarding no 'pure-bred' people existing in some future generation. Heston's character, though predictably arrogant & stubborn, starts out as a fairly liberal easygoing chap for a powerful rich white man of the time but quickly learns he can't apply those nice attitudes when it hits close to home: his sister (Mimieux) plans to marry a Hawaiian (Darren) and Heston won't have it.

There follows a hint of incestuous undertones and, at some point, it almost looks like Heston plans to marry his sister himself to keep things 'all in the family' - an obsession he reveals as the story progresses. But this is over 40 years ago and nothing goes beyond just some cheap suggestion and titillating the dirty minds of some audience members. By the end, we realize it's the often-used saying of 'money can't buy happiness' which prevails over the sometimes maudlin scenery-chewing. Speaking of scenery, though, the landscapes of Hawaii are very nice here, especially on a widescreen DVD version. And Heston shows why he's a bigger star than the rest of the cast, but the story itself is pretty much forgettable and uninspired.


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