Diamonds Are Forever is a Spy film with a space connection which was released in 1971 and is directed by Guy Hamilton. The film's theme tune is 'Diamonds are Forever' and was sung by Shirley Bassey.
The film begins with James closing in Ernst Stavro Blofeld but who he kills is just a clone.
James Bond is tasked by M with investigating diamond smuggling and how it might affecting the diamond market price. He is sent to Amsterdam to impersonate a diamond smuggler and killer Peter Franks to meet contact Tiffany Case. He uses the body of Peter Franks who he had killed in Amsterdam to smuggle a quantity of diamonds to Los Angeles. Once he has arrived in LA, he meets Felix Leiter, his CIA contact who directs him to Las Vegas.
In Las Vegas, he traces the diamonds to the Whyte House, a tall hotel. At the top of the hotel he encounters Blofeld and shoots him. It turns out that Blofeld who he killed is a clone and the real one walks in and disarms Bond. James is sent back down to the ground and whilst in the lfit, he is knocked out by a gas. He wakes up to find hes been put in a pipe underground and manages to escape by running along the pipe to find an exit point.
He returns to the Hotel and tricks Blofeld in a phone call to reveal where the real owner of the Whyte House is. Blofeld falls for it and James visits the location to be confronted by two of Blofelds female thugs, Bambi and Thumper. After a fight, he manages to find Willard Whyte and free him. Willard is taken back to the Whyte House where they discuss where Blofeld is. When Bond says Baja (pronounced Ba'ha), Willard says he has no operations there.
A plane drops Bond into the water off an oil rig in Baja and is taken onboard. He meets Blofeld who reveals he has control of a satellite that can destroy nuclear missiles and threatens the world to ransom. With the assistance of Tiffany Case who had been brought aboard the oil rig by Blofeld, 007 manages to defeat Blofeld.
Bond and Tiffany take a cruise after successfully defeating Blofold, but their peace is disturbed by the appearance of Mr Kidd and Mr Wint.
Mr Wint ( Bruce Glover )
Mr Wint is one part of a two man assassination team that appears through out the film. The other part is Mr. Kidd. They are in a homosexual relationship which the only thing you get to see is them holding hands. Mr Wint is upset and jealous when Mr Kidd says he finds Tiffany Case attractive. He is killed by James Bond at the end of the film when James Bond and Tiffany Case take a cruise back to Britain.
Willard Whyte ( Jimmy Dean )
Willard Whyte is a wealthy businessman based in Las Vegas who Ernst Stavro Blofeld had imprisioned in a luxury villa on the outskirts of the town. Willards primary business was the Whyte House, a play on the U.S. President`s residential home. Until James Bond rescues Willard from Bambi and Thumper, Blofeld pretends to be the wealthy businessman using a voice altering device.
Tiffany Case ( Jill st. John )
Tiffany Case is a diamond smuggler who is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. On the trail of stolen South African diamonds, James Bonds investigation leads him to her in an apartment. James Bond takes the identity of Peter Franks who he had just killed on the way up to Tiffany Case`s apartment. Tiffany stays with James and switches sides to help the law enforcers to bring down Blofeld.
At the end whilst both Tiffany and James Bond are in Las Vegas, Tiffany is captured by Blofeld and taken to his Oil Rig where she is forced to wear a bikini. The premise is that by wearing a bikini, she has very little places to hide anything. Hiding anything inside her bra or knickers would be spotted which to prove the point, she hides a cassette case but it is spotted by Blofeld.
Mr Kidd ( Putter Smith )
Mr Kidd is one half of a assassin duo who is in romantically connected to Mr Wint. When Mr Kidd comments on how beautiful Tiffany Case is, Mr Wint look is not one of agreement. Both Mr Kidd and Wint are killed by James Bond at the end of the film when the assassin duo try to kill James and Tiffany onboard a cruise ship.