Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever
The man who made 007 a household number
Directed By Guy Hamilton
Screenplay By Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz
Cast Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood
Produced By Harry Saltzman, Albert R. Broccoli
Film Editing By Bert Bates, John Holmes
Cinematography By Ted Moore
Music By John Barry

Eon Productions


United Kingdom



Release Date

December 30, 1971


120 Minutes

Rating PG
Distributed By

United Artists

Budget $7,200,000
Gross $116,000,000


Diamonds Are Forever is the seventh James Bond film in the series franchise and was directed by Guy Hamilton. It was based on the Ian Fleming novel of the same name but was only loosely utilized the plot and characters.

The dismal critical response of George Lazenby's performance in the previous feature film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service resulted in United Artists' demand to bring back Sean Connery to the role at any cost making this Sean Connery's sixth outing in the Jame Bond franchise.



  • Sean Connery as James Bond
  • Jill St. John as Tiffany Case
  • Charles Gray as Ernst Stavro Blofeld
  • Lana Wood as Plenty O'Toole
  • Jimmy Dean as Willard Whyte
  • Bruce Glover as Mr. Wint
  • Putter Smith as Mr. Kidd
  • Norman Burton as Felix Leiter
  • Joseph Furst as Professor Doctor Metz
  • Bruce Cabot as Bert Saxby
  • Bernard Lee as M
  • Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
  • Desmond Llewelyn as Q
  • Joe Robinson as Peter Franks
  • Marc Lawrence as Rodney
  • Leonard Barr as Shady Tree
  • Laurence Naismith as Sir Donald Munger
  • David Bauer as Morton Slumber
  • Ed Bishop as Klaus Hergerscheimer
  • Lola Larson as Bambi
  • Trina Parks as Thumper




  • Sean Connery famously proclaimed that he would "never again" portray 007 after filming Diamonds Are Forever. He would however reprise the role once more in the 1983 feature film Never Say Never Again.

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