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Fortune in Diamonds (1951)

The Adventurers (original title)
Approved | | Adventure | 7 December 1951 (USA)
As the Boer War ends a South African soldier hides a cache of diamonds he finds on a body. He returns to the town he left three years earlier where his girl has married a disgraced English ... See full summary »

Director:

David MacDonald (as David Macdonald)

Writer:

Robert Westerby (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dennis Price ... Clive Hunter
Jack Hawkins ... Pieter Brandt
Siobhan McKenna ... Anne Hunter
Peter Hammond ... Hendrik van Thaal
Grégoire Aslan ... Dominic (as Gregoire Aslan)
Charles Paton ... Barman
Bernard Lee ... O'Connell
Ronald Adam ... Van Thaal Snr.
Martin Boddey ... Chief Engineer
Philip Ray ... 1st Man Restaurant (as Phillip Ray)
Walter Horsbrugh Walter Horsbrugh ... 2nd Man Restaurant
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Waiter
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As the Boer War ends a South African soldier hides a cache of diamonds he finds on a body. He returns to the town he left three years earlier where his girl has married a disgraced English officer. Needing funds to get back to pick up the diamonds the Boer enlists the help of a fellow soldier as well as the Englishman and a local hotel keeper. This ill-assorted bunch set off into the bush intent on finding their fortune. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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boer war | adventurer | See All (2) »

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Filmed in the SAVAGE HEART of AFRICA See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

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The Adventurers
5 November 2019 | by henry8-3See all my reviews

On returning from the Boer war Jack Hawkins finds a body holding a cash of diamonds. With a few dodgy characters along - Price etc heads back to find them, with the group all getting a touch of the Sierra Madres with each other.

Quite interesting piece focussing at its best on the double dealing going on between the characters. Hawkins is as solid as ever and Price his usual sneaky self.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fortune in Diamonds See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mayflower Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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