PG certificateDiamonds are Forever is a Film programme that first aired in 1971 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Diamonds are Forever is a 3 star programme

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Diamonds are Forever (1971)

Directed by
Guy Hamilton

Sadly not the best of the Sean Connery Bonds, this is a decidedly weak effort after Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice. The ho-hum plot - about diamond-smugglers who are plotting to target Washington with a laser in space - trickles along and has a nasty, campy, slightly humourous edge to it. To infiltrate the ring, Bond impersonates a diamond smuggler and does his thing (without great aplomb) in Amsterdam, an LA crematorium and Las Vegas gambling parlours. Along the way he gets very acquainted with "double agent" Tiffany Case (Jill St. John, pictured, with Connery).

Still worth watching - the fight sequence with Bambi and Thumper is especially hilarious and the theme tune, sung by Shirley Bassey is terrific - but there are much better Bonds.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1971

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: UK/USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Sean ConnerySean Connery...James Bond
Image for Jill St. JohnJill St. John...Tiffany Case
Charles H. Gray...Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Lana Wood...Plenty O'Toole
Jimmy Dean...Willard Whyte
Bruce Cabot...Albert R. 'Bert' Saxby
Putter Smith...Mr. Kidd
Bruce Glover...Mr. Wint
Norman Burton...Felix Leiter
Joseph F├╝rst...Dr. Metz
Image for Bernard LeeBernard Lee...M
Desmond Llewelyn...Q
Leonard Barr...Shady Tree
Lois Maxwell...Moneypenny
Margaret Lacey...Mrs. Whistler