Black Diamonds (1938 film)

Black Diamonds (Hungarian: Fekete gyémántok) is a 1938 Hungarian drama film directed by Ladislao Vajda and starring Zita Szeleczky, Zoltán Greguss and Valéria Hidvéghy.[1] It is based on an 1870 novel of the same name by Mór Jókai, the title referring to coal. It was remade in 1977.

Black Diamonds
Directed byLadislao Vajda
Produced byLajos Hirsch
Imre Tsuk
Written byMór Jókai (novel)
István Mihály
Attila Orbók
StarringZita Szeleczky
Zoltán Greguss
Valéria Hidvéghy
Music byLajos Ákom
CinematographyKároly Kurzmayer
Edited byZoltán Farkas
Hirsch and Tsuk
Magyar Film Iroda
Release date
14 April 1938
Running time
90 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director József Pán.



  1. Rozenblit p.213


  • Judson Rozenblit. Constructing Nationalities in East Central Europe. Berghahn Books, 2005.
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