Diamond City (film)
|Directed by||David MacDonald|
|Produced by||A. Frank Bundy|
|Screenplay by||Roland Pertwee (screenplay)
Roger Bray (story)
|Music by||Clifton Parker|
|Cinematography||Reginald H. Wyer|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
|Box office||£97,000 (by 1953)|
- David Farrar – Stafford Parker
- Honor Blackman – Mary Hart
- Diana Dors – Dora
- Niall MacGinnis – Muller
- Andrew Crawford – David Raymond
- Mervyn Johns – Hart
- Phyllis Monkman – Ma Bracken
- Hal Osmond – Brandy Bill
- Bill Owen – Pinto
- Philo Hauser – Piet Quieman
- John Blythe – Izzy Cohen
- Dennis Vance – John Albert Rogers
- Norris Smith – Jan Bloem
- John Salew – Dr. Woods
- Tony Quinn – Vanderbyl
- Ronald Adam – Robert Southey
- Arthur Lane – Timothy Maxie
It was announced in 1945 as Digger's Rest and was to star Stewart Granger from director Leslie Arliss. "This Parker was a born fighter, a great, husky guy", said Arliss. "He'd knocked around in the States as a young man and was tremendously impressed by the sheriff system, as he'd seen it practiced in the West."
Filming was held up when David Farrar fell ill.
Bombardier Billy Wells taught Farrar how to box for the film.
The film's box office performance was poor.
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