Cinema: Iron Pyrite

GOLD Directed by PETER HUNT Screenplay by WILBUR SMITH and STANLEY PRICE

This is no laughing matter. At least, it wasn't meant to be. But consider: a consortium of international dirty dealers, led by Sir John Gielgud, plans to manipulate the gold market by flooding one of South Africa's richest gold mines.

This, of course, would create a shortage and boost the price of the metal and the stocks of the remaining gold companies —mainly those owned or controlled by the dirty dealers themselves.

The trouble with plots of this sort is that...

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