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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

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: 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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Good lesson!
27 May 2001 | by kenandrafSee 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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