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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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Credited cast:
... Richard 'King' Howland
... Sloane Howland
... Dr. Dean Kahana
... Mai Chen
... Paul Kahana
... Kapiolani Kahana
... Laura Beckett
... Judge James Blanding
Marc Marno ... Bobbie Chen
... Mr. Immacona
Harold Fong ... Coyama, Howland Cook
Edward Mallory ... Robert Parsons
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... 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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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: What do you know about Paul?
Sloane Howland: What do I know? I grew up with him! The King asks me what do I know about marriage, you ask me what do I know about Paul. What do I have to know?
[he stares]
Sloane Howland: All right Dean. Paul is no genius and he'll never set the world on fire like you might some day, but he sets me on fire!
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Good lesson!
27 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie illustrates why racists who insist on not allowing racial intermarriage are dead wrong.It blocks the natural evolution of humans and stunts development due to an incestuous kind of gene pool self restriction.This line of thought was nicely depicted particularly with the cold incestous sexual tension which started to develop between Heston and Mimieux towards the end of the movie.Very artfully done and to people with good mental capacity,the messege comes across well.Very good drama.The cinematography and direction was very good,as well as the acting.The story was simple but bold in tackling these sensitive issues.Not for people who do not like drama and certainly not for racist seperatists.....


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