Charlton Heston stars as ruthless "King" Howland, the head of an agricultural dynasty, in DIAMOND HEAD – a torrid tale of passion and prejudice set in steamy Hawaii. An outspoken, hardheaded man, Howland sets out to halt the marriage of his beautiful young sister, Sloan (Yvette Mimieux), to Hawaiian boy Paul Kahana (James Darren). Even though Howland is having a secret love affair with the lovely Hawaiian Mei Chen (France Nuyen), he loathes the idea of a "native boy" joining his family. After a violent confrontation ends in Paul's death, a devastated Sloan realizes that she's in love with Paul's brother, Dean (George Chakiris), and once again, Howland faces the prospect of an unwanted alliance. When tragedy strikes again, Howland is forced to either change his beliefs or watch his dynasty disintegrate.
Synopsis written by: Classicflix.com