DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
"BOND IS BACK — Sean Connery is BOND" trumpeted the publicity, as Connery, "the man who made 007 a household number," returned after a one-film hiatus; despite a record payday for the actor, it would be his final "official" Bond film until 1983's independently produced NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN. Bond tracks a diamond-smuggling operation from Amsterdam to Los Angeles to Las Vegas, discovering that the trail leads to archenemy Blofeld (Charles Gray this time around), whose interest in the rocks is military, not monetary. DIR Guy Hamilton; SCR Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz, from the novel by Ian Fleming; PROD Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman. UK, 1971, color, 120 min. RATED PG
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