WriterGeoffrey Jenkins, Marvin Albert Release date9 December 1968 (1968-12-09) (Sweden)
21 February 1969 (1969-02-21) (US) GenresAdventure Film, Crime Fiction CastRichard Johnson, Honor Blackman, Jeremy Kemp, Peter Vaughan, Roy Dotrice, Kenneth Cope Similar moviesJungle Man-Eaters, Diamonds Are Forever, The Big Mouth, Tik Tik Tik, Babylon A.D., The Punisher
A twist of sand 1968 movie public domain
A Twist of Sand is a 1968 British adventure film directed by Don Chaffey and starring Richard Johnson, Jeremy Kemp, Honor Blackman and Peter Vaughan based on the novel by Geoffrey Jenkins.
A former British naval officer now makes his living by smuggling goods around the Mediterranean. After being forced to dump his cargo after nearly being caught by the authorities in Malta, he is eager to recoup his losses. When a former colleague appears and tells a wild story about smuggling diamonds out of south-west Africa, he sees his chance to make a lot of money.
Richard Johnson as Geoffrey Peace
Honor Blackman as Julie Chambois
Jeremy Kemp as Harry Riker
Peter Vaughan as Johann
Roy Dotrice as David Carland
Guy Doleman as Patrol Boat Commander
Jack May as Seekert
Kenneth Cope as Flag Officer
Tony Caunter as Elton
Clifford Evans as Admiral Tringham
Geoffrey Jenkins initially sold the rights for his 1959 novel to filmmaker Nunnally Johnson at 20th Century Fox. Johnson intended to write the script himself and have Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr cast in the starring roles.