The Diamond Queen (1953 film)

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The Diamond Queen
Directed byJohn Brahm
Written byOtto Englander
StarringFernando Lamas
Arlene Dahl
CinematographyStanley Cortez
Edited byFrancis D. Lyon
Music byPaul Sawtell
Melson Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
November 28, 1953
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Diamond Queen is a 1953 American adventure film directed by John Brahm. It stars Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl.[1][2][3][4]


Adventurer and gem expert Jean Baptiste Tavernier promises a diamond to cap King Louis XIV's crown for the coronation, but the reckless haste of the king's emissary, Baron Paul de Cabannes, causes the jewel to be cut badly and ruined.

Jean volunteers to travel to India to bring back another worthy stone. Cabannes insists on coming along and complicates the journey more than once before saving Jean's life and earning his respect.

The men are caught leering at a lovely woman bathing in a waterfall and are taken prisoner by her men. She is Queen Maya of Nepal. In the temple, Jean and Cabannes learn of the Eye of the Goddess, a rare blue diamond. It is in the possession of the Mogul of Golconda, who promises to give it to Queen Maya as a wedding gift, but secretly plans to take rule of her country.

With the use of a new "secret weapon," a prototype of hand grenade, the Frenchmen are able to overcome the Mogul's men in battle. The queen offers to give them the diamond, so in return they invite her to Louis's coronation.



  1. ^ "The Diamond Queen (1953) - John Brahm | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie".
  2. ^ Thomson, David (2014). The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Sixth Edition. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. p. 119. ISBN 978-1-101-87470-7. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  3. ^ III, Harris M. Lentz (2014). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2013. McFarland. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-4766-1652-0. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  4. ^ III, Harris M. Lentz (2009). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2008: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 221. ISBN 978-0-7864-3482-4. Retrieved 2 December 2019.

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