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The Dain Curse 

Private eye investigates diamond theft, and becomes involved with an ancient family curse.

Creator:

Robert W. Lenski
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1978  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
James Coburn ...  Hamilton Nash 3 episodes, 1978
Jason Miller ...  Owen Fitzstephans 3 episodes, 1978
Paul Stewart ...  The Old Man 3 episodes, 1978
Nancy Addison Nancy Addison ...  Gabrielle Leggett 2 episodes, 1978
Hector Elizondo ...  Ben Feeney 2 episodes, 1978
Jean Simmons ...  Aaronia Haldorn 2 episodes, 1978
Beatrice Straight ...  Alice Dain Leggett 2 episodes, 1978
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Storyline

Hard-boiled private dick Hamilton Nash is hired to investigate a case of stolen diamonds, which leads him to a lovely and odd young woman named Gabrielle, who believes she has been stricken with the ancient curse of the Dain family. The curse has historically caused its victims to die prematurely. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dashiell Hammett's The Dain Curse See more »

Filming Locations:

Easton, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Before the publication of "The Dain Curse" occurred as a book form, it was serialized in Black Mask between the years 1928 and 1929. See more »

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A complete two-disc full-length version of the six hour mini-series is now available on DVD. See more »

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Damn Cursed Video Company
28 August 2005 | by triplem33See all my reviews

I was somewhat disappointed by this movie. I love Dashiell Hammett but the video I say, just over two hours, looks like it was edited by Picasso. There were some scenes that just didn't make sense. I would really like to see the entire movie if there is one available because I found the atmosphere and acting first rate though Coburn is as far from the Continental Op as a man could be. Frank Cannon would have been more appropriate. I understand why people are confused by this movie. At its present length it makes as much sense as a Richard Simmons workout video.

ITS THE CURSE MAN - THE CURSE OF BAD EDITING


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