Diamonds are Forever,
24 MINS

Minute 011: The Scorpion

January 29, 2018
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GUEST: CINEMA RETRO MAGAZINE’S LEE PFEIFFER

Sir Donald continues his explanation of diamond mining.

“Naturally,” says Sir Donald, “the security measures tend to insure that loyalty.” A dentist removes a diamond from the mouth of the miner, who is sitting in the dentist chair. “as do the extensive amenities and social services we provide.” The dentist drops the diamond into a metal box. “There’s a permanent staff of doctors, nurses, even dentists. The whole process operates under an airtight security system.” The dentist rolls up money inside a piece of paper and hands it to the miner, who leaves. “It’s a necessary precaution, even though the industry prides itself on the loyalty and devotion of its workers.”

“Next!” calls the dentist.  Another miner steps into the examining room, and displays a wide smile of gleaming teeth.

Scene: a scorpion on a rocky field.

“The scorpion,” says Mister Wint.

“Mother Nature’s finest killer, Mister Wint, “says Mister Kidd.

“One is never too old to learn from a master, Mister Kidd,” replies Mister Wint. Wint dons a leather glove.  In the distant, a motorcycle heads toward them. Wint reaches down and plucks the scorpion from the ground.

The dentist parks his motorcycle and removes his hat. Wint and Kidd walk toward him.

IN THIS MINUTE:

Laurence Naismith as Sir Donald
Henry Rowland as the Dr. Tynan
Unknown as the Miner
Bruce Glover as Mister Wint
Putter Smith as Mister Kidd

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