Diamond Head (1963)

107 mins | Drama | 1963

Director:

Guy Green

Producer:

Jerry Bresler

Cinematographer:

Sam Leavitt

Editor:

William Lyon

Production Designer:

Malcolm Brown

Production Company:

Jerry Bresler Productions
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Hawaii. Richard Loo's participation is ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Hawaii. Richard Loo's participation is unconfirmed. More Less

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LITERARY
Based on the novel Diamond Head by Peter Gilman (New York, 1960).
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DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Honolulu, Hawaii, opening: 30 January 1963
Copyright Claimant:
Jerry Bresler Productions
Copyright Date:
1 February 1963
Copyright Number:
LP25375
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color by Pathé
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Duration(in mins):
107
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Richard "King" Howland, a ruthless and bigoted land monarch on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, is bitterly upset when his younger sister, Sloan, announces that she wants to marry a full-blooded Hawaiian, Paul Kahana, although he himself is having a clandestine affair with the native-born Mei Chen. At the young couple's engagement party, Mei Chen's drunken brother attacks Howland with a knife, and Paul is accidentally stabbed to death when he intercedes. Blaming her brother for Paul's death, Sloan refuses to speak to him and goes to Honolulu. There Paul's brother, Dean, finds her in a drunken stupor and takes her to live at his mother's home. A short time later, Mei Chen dies while giving birth to a son, but Howland refuses to accept the child, and Sloan decides to care for it. Following a fight with Howland, Sloan and Dean take the child and leave, but Howland, forced to accept the fact that he will soon have a halfcaste brother-in-law, finally decides to give his son the family ... +


Richard "King" Howland, a ruthless and bigoted land monarch on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, is bitterly upset when his younger sister, Sloan, announces that she wants to marry a full-blooded Hawaiian, Paul Kahana, although he himself is having a clandestine affair with the native-born Mei Chen. At the young couple's engagement party, Mei Chen's drunken brother attacks Howland with a knife, and Paul is accidentally stabbed to death when he intercedes. Blaming her brother for Paul's death, Sloan refuses to speak to him and goes to Honolulu. There Paul's brother, Dean, finds her in a drunken stupor and takes her to live at his mother's home. A short time later, Mei Chen dies while giving birth to a son, but Howland refuses to accept the child, and Sloan decides to care for it. Following a fight with Howland, Sloan and Dean take the child and leave, but Howland, forced to accept the fact that he will soon have a halfcaste brother-in-law, finally decides to give his son the family name. +

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