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Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon.


Guy Hamilton


Richard Maibaum (screenplay by), Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... James Bond
Jill St. John ... Tiffany Case
Charles Gray ... Blofeld
Lana Wood ... Plenty O'Toole
Jimmy Dean ... Willard Whyte
Bruce Cabot ... Saxby
Putter Smith ... Mr. Kidd
Bruce Glover ... Mr. Wint
Norman Burton ... Leiter
Joseph Fürst ... Dr Metz (as Joseph Furst)
Bernard Lee ... 'M'
Desmond Llewelyn ... 'Q'
Leonard Barr Leonard Barr ... Shady Tree
Lois Maxwell ... Moneypenny
Margaret Lacey Margaret Lacey ... Mrs. Whistler


James Bond's mission is to find out who has been smuggling diamonds, which are not re-appearing. He adopts another identity in the form of Peter Franks. He joins up with Tiffany Case, and acts as if he is smuggling the diamonds, but everyone is hungry for these diamonds. He also has to avoid Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, the dangerous couple who do not leave anyone in their way. Ernst Stavro Blofeld isn't out of the question. He may have changed his looks, but is he linked with the heist? And if he is, can Bond finally defeat his ultimate enemy. Written by simon

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Bond is back...with a vengeance [British advance double crown poster ; Style D] See more »


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Did You Know?


Originally, this had been planned as a revenge movie, and Richard Maibaum's original treatment for the script had Bond mourning his dead wife Tracy and vowing revenge on Blofeld. However, with George Lazenby's departure from the role, the script was completely re-written, and there is no mention of Tracy and of her death deeply affecting Bond. See more »


When Bond wakes up inside the pipeline, there is a mysterious light source which illuminates both him & the inside of the pipe. This same phantom lamp illuminates Bond when he's inside the closed coffin. See more »


[first lines]
James Bond: [tossing Japanese man around] Where is he? I shan't ask you politely next time. Where is Blofeld?
Japanese man: Cai... Cai... Cairo!
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Crazy Credits

THE END of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER James Bond will return in LIVE AND LET DIE See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1982 RCA Videodisc release in the U.S. omits the film's closing title screen that indicates that James Bond will return in "Live and Let Die", instead fading out at the end of the closing credit scroll. See more »


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British Grenadiers March
Licensed from the Boosey & Hawes music library
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The only noteworthy stuff in this movie is the 2 wheels aka the alley car. A Mustang passes through a narrow alley tilting on two wheels.
9 December 2020 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I first saw this in the early 90s on a vhs. Revisited it recently. This is the seventh in the Bond series and Sean Connery reprises the role of James Bond for the sixth time. (Must b a huge paycheck). This time Bond impersonates as a diamond smuggler to infiltrate a smuggling ring and soon uncovers a plot by his old enemy Blofeld to use the diamonds to build a space-based laser weapon. A big lol man.

This time Bond faces several Blofeld lookalikes, mafia henchmen Wint n Kidd n two acrobatic bodyguards, Bambi n Thumper. The only noteworthy stuff in this movie is the 2 wheels aka the alley car. A Mustang passes through a narrow alley tilting on two wheels. This was way before The Fast n the Furious. Bond gets to cool off with only Jill St. John as the other Bond girl Lana Wood gets a shocking discard. Sean Connery is looking haggard n outta shape. The Bond girl Jill St. John aint that attractive compared to the earlier Bond girls. In fact, the other buxom babe who is there for a short stint is more attractive.

More info about the assassins, Wint n Kidd from the novel. They r sadistic assassins n enforcers working for the The Spangled Mob (American Mafia family based in Las Vegas). They both kick Bond into unconsciousness while wearing football cleats/studs.

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English | German

Release Date:

17 December 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's Diamonds Are Forever See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands See more »


Box Office


$7,200,000 (estimated)

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1 | Mono



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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