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Diamonds Are Forever

Diamonds Are Forever is a 1971 James Bond spy film and the seventh in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. It is the sixth and final Eon film to star Sean Connery, who returned to the role as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, for the first time since You Only Live Twice (1967), having declined to reprise the role in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969).

James Bond, equipped with an armoury of hi-tech gadgets, infiltrates a Las Vegas diamond-smuggling ring in a bid to foil a plot to target Washington with a laser in space. However, as 007 prepares to tackle the evil Blofeld, the mastermind who threatens to destabilise the world, he is captivated by the delicious Tiffany Case – but is she really a double agent?

Cast:

Sean Connery as James Bond: British MI6 agent 007.

Jill St. John as Tiffany Case: A diamond smuggler.

Charles Gray as Ernst Stavro Blofeld: The head of SPECTRE and Bond’s arch-nemesis. Gray had previously appeared in the series when he played Dikko Henderson in 1967’s You Only Live Twice.

Jimmy Dean as Willard Whyte: An entrepreneur, loosely based on Howard Hughes.

Bruce Glover and Putter Smith as Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd: Blofeld’s henchmen.

Norman Burton as Felix Leiter: A CIA agent, and Bond’s ally in tracking Blofeld.

Joseph Furst as Professor Doctor Metz: A brilliant scientist and world’s leading expert on laser refraction, who is on Blofeld’s payroll.

Lana Wood as Plenty O’Toole: A gold digging beauty Bond meets at a casino.

Bruce Cabot as Bert Saxby: Whyte’s casino manager who is in cahoots with Blofeld. This was Cabot’s final feature film appearance.

Bernard Lee as M: Head of MI6.

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