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Diamond Head (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 December 1962 (Japan)
Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone. Howland learns the ... See full summary »

Director:

Guy Green

Writers:

Marguerite Roberts (screenplay), Peter Gilman (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charlton Heston ... Richard 'King' Howland
Yvette Mimieux ... Sloane Howland
George Chakiris ... Dr. Dean Kahana
France Nuyen ... Mai Chen
James Darren ... Paul Kahana
Aline MacMahon ... Kapiolani Kahana
Elizabeth Allen ... Laura Beckett
Vaughn Taylor ... Judge James Blanding
Marc Marno Marc Marno ... Bobbie Chen
Philip Ahn ... Mr. Immacona
Harold Fong Harold Fong ... Coyama, Howland Cook
Edward Mallory ... Robert Parsons
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billie Dove ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
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Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone. Howland learns the hard way that money and power cannot buy love and happiness. Written by Marinelle K. Szenasy

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The Giant Story of Modern Hawaii!

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1962 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Diamond Head See more »

Filming Locations:

Hanalei, Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although considerable publicity announced the return of Billie Dove to the screen in this film, after a thirty year absence, her scenes ended up on the cutting room floor, and she is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Sloane Howland: I hate the word love.
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Featured in Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) See more »

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Mildly diverting dramatics
24 June 2007 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Overwought, overcooked film-version of Peter Gilman's book about a politician and land baron in Hawaii who is having an affair with a native girl, butting heads with his own sister over her affair with an island boy! Not-bad, though somewhat stilted island soaper is occasionally funny unintentionally. Despite a good cast (including Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, and James Darren), the characters themselves aren't a very likable lot, and the plot-developments are eventually stagnated by a direction with little inspiration. There was potential here for a really strong melodrama, but it goes unrealized. Nice Hawaiian locales are a compensation, as well as a rousing score by Johnny Williams. **1/2 from ****


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