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A boy and a rakish smuggler search for a legendary lost diamond in a wonderfully stylised version of 19th century Cornwall. The characters are linked and haunted by the memory of the boy's dead mother, and their 'romance' is a journey through a dark world of gallows and graveyards. Lang disliked working in CinemaScope, a ratio he described in Le Mépris as 'only good for funerals and snakes', but uses it brilliantly. (From a novel by J Meade Falkner.

By: SJ

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Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Fritz Lang
Screenwriter: Jan Lustig, Margaret Fitts
Cast: Stewart Granger
Jon Whiteley
George Sanders
Viveca Lindfors
Joan Greenwood
Melville Cooper
Jack Elam
Dan Seymour
Ian Wolfe
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