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Jack of Diamonds (1967)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 24 November 1967 (USA)
The protege of a famous cat burglar reluctantly agrees to join forces with a lesser criminal in the daring heist of several famous jewels from a seemingly impenetrable vault.

Director:

Don Taylor
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Hamilton ... Jeff Hill
Joseph Cotten ... Ace
Marie Laforêt ... Olga Vodkine (as Marie Laforet)
Maurice Evans ... Nicolai Vodkine
Wolfgang Preiss ... Werner Von Schenk
Karl Lieffen Karl Lieffen ... Helmut
Alexander Hegarth ... Brügger
Charlie Hickman Charlie Hickman ... Lieutenant Gilder (as Chaz Hickman)
Eduard Linkers Eduard Linkers ... Geisling
Al Hoosmann Al Hoosmann ... Police Sergeant
Bob Cheslock Bob Cheslock
Carroll Baker ... Carroll Baker
Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Zsa Zsa Gabor
Lilli Palmer ... Lilli Palmer
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The protege of a famous cat burglar reluctantly agrees to join forces with a lesser criminal in the daring heist of several famous jewels from a seemingly impenetrable vault. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Police want him dead...women want him alive! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

West Germany | USA

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Release Date:

24 November 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daiyamondo Jakku See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

George Hamilton was able to demand and receive $100,000.00 for this film. He was at this time considered a hot commodity due in part to the fact that he was dating the president's daughter. See more »

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At the end of the first caper, Helmut is waiting for Hill in the apartment's underground garage and helps him into a Cadillac limousine. But the limousine in which they emerge onto the dark street in the next shot is a Lincoln Continental. See more »

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Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

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JACK OF DIAMONDS (Don Taylor, 1967) **
16 September 2008 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Typically glossy and bland 1960s international caper which, though harmless enough while it’s on, emerges an unnecessarily long haul because the running-time is padded with scenes in which the likes of Zsa Gabor, Carroll Baker and Lilli Palmer appear as themselves(!), purporting to be famous victims of the titular cat-burglar! The lead is played by a properly dashing George Hamilton; his mentor – the “Ace Of Diamonds” – is a suave Joseph Cotten; on their trail is insurance investigator Wolfgang Preiss – while Maurice Evans and Marie Laforet first prove rivals, then associates, in their schemes (Cotten having been involved, both romantically and ‘professionally’, with the girl’s deceased mother). Though wholly unsurprising (with the various robberies mildly generating the expected suspense), actor-turned-director Taylor’s treatment at least maintains an agreeably light touch throughout – the denouement, then, provides a clever ruse by which our roguish heroes can still go free in the end.


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