Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Produced by Albert R Broccoli & Harry Saltzman

Directed by Guy Hamilton

Screenplay by Richard Maibaum & Tom Mankiewicz

James Bond played by Sean Connery

 

THE VILLAIN:    Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Charles Gray) - head of SPECTRE, creator of various identical doubles, has kidnapped billionaire Willard Whyte and is using Whyte's empire for his own purposes.

 

SUB-VILLAINS:    Mr Wint (Bruce Glover) & Mr Kidd (Putter Smith) - pair of homosexual killers working for Blofeld.

                                Bert Saxby (Bruce Cabot) - supposedly Willard Whyte's right-hand man; in actuality a top operative for Blofeld.

                                Peter Franks (Joe Robinson) - diamond smuggler who serves as part of Blofeld's diamond pipeline.

                                Morton Slumber (David Bauer) - mortuary owner, part of Blofeld's diamond smuggling operation.

                                Shady Tree (Leonard Barr) - Las Vegas comic, part of Blofeld's diamond smuggling operation.

                                Professor Dr. Metz (Joseph Furst) - idealistic scientist, world's leading expert on laser refraction, designer of Blofeld's satellite weapon.

                                Bambi (Lola Larson, credited to Donna Garrett) & Thumper (Trina Parks) - female bodyguards assigned to keep Willard Whyte trapped in his house.

 

VILLAIN'S PLOT:    Blofeld holds the world hostage with the threat of a diamond encrusted, laser-firing satellite.

 

BOND WOMEN:    Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) - diamond smuggler who serves as part of Blofeld's pipeline.

                                Plenty O'Toole (Lana Wood) - casino gold-digger who almost beds Bond.

 

BONDS ALLIES:    Felix Leiter (Norman Burton) - Bond's CIA ally.

                                Willard Whyte (Jimmy Dean) - multi-billionaire casino/aerospace magnate.

 

THE BOND TEAM:    M (Bernard Lee) - head of the British Secret Service, an authoritative father figure who sends Bond on his missions.

                                    Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) - M's secretary who, for many years, enjoys a flirtatious relationship with 007.

                                    Q (Desmond Llewelyn) - the creator of Bond's lethal gadgets, aka Major Boothroyd.

 

BOND'S GADGETS:    Pocket mousetrap-style clamp to crush prying fingers; artificial fingerprints; voice-altering device; piton gun; inflatable plastic sphere which allows Bond to walk on water.

 

LOCATIONS:    Japan; Cairo; Spain; London; South Africa; Amsterdam; Los Angeles; Las Vegas; outer space; North Dakota; China; Baja California.