‘Diamonds are Forever’ (1971)


This is the seventh installment of the Bond franchise and Connery returns for the last time as agent 007 in Diamonds are Forever.

The movie begins with Bond killing Blofeld. Unknown to him it was only duplicate. Thinking that he has taken his revenge for the death of his wife, Bond returns to England a finds a case waiting for him.

Someone is stealing uncut diamonds from all over the world but these are not reappearing on the black market. Believing it to be a simple case of smuggling, Bond reluctantly goes undercover by the name of Peter Franks, a diamond smuggler, at the behest of his government.

He travels to Las Vegas to investigate a mysterious casino owner and a reclusive millionaire Willard Whyte. Bond soon discovers that the casino owner is actually Ernst Blofeld himself and he is using the diamonds to create a laser satellite that would be able to annihilate desired targets.

Blofeld is also using Thumper and Bambi, Willard’s bodyguards to control him in order to use his resources. During the investigation Bond confronts Blofeld’s finest assassins Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd along with Thumper and Bambi. He enlists the help of Tiffany Case, a beautiful smuggler...

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Cast

These are the main characters of the movie, and the actors/actresses who played them:

  • James Bond (Sean Connery)
  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Charles Gray)
  • Tiffany Case (Jill St. John)
  • Willard Whyte (Jimmy Dean)
  • Mr. Kidd (Putter Smith)
  • Mr. Wint (Bruce Glover)
  • Albert R. Saxby (Bruce Cabot)
  • Felix Leiter (Norman Burton)
  • M (Bernard Lee)
  • Q (Desmond Llewelyn)
  • Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)

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Agent Y's Opinion


The pace of this movie is quite placid. It has more plot and acting than stunts and Connery seems to perform better than before. Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd are also memorable as some of the finest henchman this franchise has produced.



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