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Year: 1966

Thai title: จอมมหากาฬทับทิมดำ
English title: 13 days to die

Rating: 3/5
Director: Tae Prakardwutthisan

Main actor: Adinan Singhiran,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Metta Roongrat,Preeya Roongrueng,Mom Chan Phuangwan

Thai movie จอมมหากาฬทับทิมดำ was released in year 1966. This is a Thai German production. On Thai side Tae Prakardwutthisan is the co producer. Other foreign titles used for this movie are "Espionnage à Bangkok pour U-92", "Der Fluch Des Schwarzen Rubin", "The Curse Of The Black Ruby" or "13 days to die". It is a 35mm movie. It seems to be not available in Thailand anymore but luckily still in overseas markets. Choomporn steals a necklace in a museum but gets shot down. Detective Tracy is hired to find back the jewellery by Prince Kula. Prince Kula is continuously blackmailed. The stones are given back to him one by one every day but he needs to pay 3M to avoid death on the last thirteenth day. On the way to museum, Tracy and his assistants (Pongo, Hank) are attacked (Adinan Singhiran). They meet Cheetra (Metta Roongrat), expert in old jewellery. A poisoned butterfly with a microphone is found in the prince room. Preeya, Mr Parkson's girlfriend, is identified as the spy inside Prince Kula's home. Tracy starts to suspect Dr Barrington and Mr Parkson. As it is a 1960s movie, James bond's gadget is used to find car location. The fifth section of the necklace has disappeared since many years. Cheetra brings Tracy to see the Royal Barge procession. This movie offers unique opportunity to see colorful Bangkok fifty years ago as many Thai movies fifty years old are often in bad condition. Old Mrs Mom Chan Phuangwan announces to Tracy that Dr Barrington has been found dead. Cheetra brings Tracy to Surin elephant festival. Prince Kula has to ride an elephant. Mr Parkson kidnaps Cheetra as she is the only to decipher the secret message included in the necklace and leading to an ancient city in the jungle. Mr Parkson is looking for an ancient city (Ayutthaya) where a treasure is supposed to be found. The only treasure is a stock of uranium. Cheetra is in fact the descendant of the prince to whom the necklace belongs to. Following multiple rebondissements Tracy and Cheetra are safe.

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