Danger: Diabolik (1968) Script

All right, how we doing?

The last bag.

All plain paper.

Very clever.

You know, I wonder how security would feel... if they knew they were guarding... wastepaper instead of $10 million?

Well, seems to be it.

We're ready.

It's the largest single shipment of dollars ever made... at six in the morning.


If you'll sign here, inspector.


I've never seen such precautions just to reach the port.

The whole underworld worries me less than a single man.


Excuse me.

They're waiting for you, inspector.

Good luck.

That makes it exactly 10 million dollars.

All right, you can take that away.



Just splendid.

And dignified, too.

They're meant to be diplomats?

They're our best men.

You're a diplomat.

Look sophisticated.

You're a man of the world, polished, witty, bored.

What's that?

Here, put it in your hat.

And these.

Right, let's go.

This is aerial surveillance ship number one.

Now over port zone.

Nothing suspicious.

Repeat, nothing suspicious.

Embarkation to proceed as scheduled.



Over and out.

What the...

What's going on?

Inspector, what happened?

I don't know.

For god's sake, get back to the Rolls-Royce.

Beg your pardon, inspector.

Oh, so sorry, inspector.


Where's the rolls?

It disappeared.

What are you talking about?

We turned around, inspector... and it was gone, just like that.

Inspector, look!

♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ lyingly ♪

♪ hungrily ♪

♪ hauntingly ♪

♪ all I want is you ♪

♪ and every minute of theday time l'm up ♪

♪ and every moment of the night time ♪

♪ and every second of my life time ♪

♪ ay ay ay time ♪

♪ I'm longing to be loving you ♪

♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ you only you deep down ♪

♪ in my heart deep down ♪

♪ in my blood deep down ♪

♪ very deep deep down ♪

♪ no one but you deep down ♪

♪ in my mind deep down ♪

♪ only you deep down ♪

♪ very deep deep down ♪

♪ you only you deep down ♪

♪ in my mind deep down ♪

♪ in my heart deep down ♪

♪ in my blood deep down ♪

♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ endlessly ♪

♪ tirelessly ♪

♪ Breathlessly ♪


Attention, this is helicopter one to coast patrol.

Helicopter one to coast patrol.


Jaguar spotted, turned off main highway... heading for coast district.



Let's go.



♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ deeper now ♪

♪ holding mine ♪

♪ hold to mine ♪

♪ doubling to one ♪

♪ what are we deep down ♪

♪ what are we doing deep deep down ♪

♪ Deep deep down ♪ Be quick.

♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ deep ♪ Yes.

Yes, sir.

"Yes, sir"?

Don't try to "yes, sir" me, sir.

You either.

Yes, sir.

What am I going to say to the prime minister?

"Yes, sir"?

Yes, sir.

No, sir.

I am going to have to come up with some brilliant idea.

Otherwise, he's going to find a new minister... of the interior... and the next man may not have the same understanding of police methods as I have.

Can you grasp that?

No, sir.

Preposterous to think... that one man can make a fool of the entire police force.

We're a laughingstock in the world press... and our own newspapers are screaming for action.

And that is precisely what I intend giving them.

Vigorous, clear-sighted action.

Now, firstly, it is obvious to the logical... and well-trained mind... that the first thing that Diabolik is going to do... is to get those dollars out of the country.

Logical suggestion, sir.

Thank you.

But, I'm afraid, quite useless.


Diabolik will handle the 10 million dollars... but in some quite different way.

What quite some different way?

A way no mind but his could imagine.

Ladies and gentlemen... and especially the ladies and gentlemen of the press... who are with me here in this television studio... this conference has been arranged with the express purpose... of enabling me to pass on to you... some extremely heartening news.

Your government, ever vigilant, determined to stamp out, to crush the current crime wave... has restored the death penalty.

As a temporary measure, of course.

Faced with this extreme form of punishment... the socially sick elements of our society... by that, I mean criminals...

Are you referring to Diabolik?


I assure you that this individual, whose very name... reveals his antagonism to the established... values of our society... will soon be brought to justice.

This criminal paranoid seems to have dedicated himself... to a one-man fight against our society.

This black Mark, this manifestation... of exaggerated delinquency... has exceeded the boundaries of rational behavior... within and without the legal structure... that is the very basis of our freedom... and way of life.

He also seems to derive a great deal of pleasure... from making fun of our entire police force.

He is certainly not going to make a fool of me.

You want to resign?

I want to resign.

The minister wanted to resign.

They accepted the minister's resignation.

But they won't take mine... and I'm not going to take yours.

But, chief...

Remember that.

But if it's any sort of consolation to you...

I've managed to get you the special powers you wanted.

But how these special powers are going to help you... get your hands on Diabolik, I just don't know.

They might.


All right.

If you've got a plan, go ahead... and with every blessing.

But this time, remember, we want results.

Inspector, we've discovered a center... for drug traffic.

It's one of valmont's nightclubs.

We have it surrounded.

♪ la lala lovin' you ♪

♪ a honey lovely day and night ♪

♪ la lala lovin' you ♪

♪ a honey lovely day and night ♪

♪ la lala lovin' you ♪

♪ a honey lovely day and night ♪

♪ la lala lovin' you ♪

♪ a honey lovely day and night ♪

♪ la lala lovin' you ♪

♪ a honey lovely day and night ♪

♪ la lala lovin' you ♪

♪ a honey lovely day and night ♪

♪ la lala lovin' you ♪

♪ a honey lovely day and night ♪

♪ la lala lovin' you ♪ Police!

The police!

It's a raid!

Come on over here, boys.

The club is surrounded.

You're all under arrest.

Get over there now, line up.

Oh, they have a roulette wheel at home, it's fine.

You promised us more action.

Oh, yeah.

T own the first house.

No offense.

Clean for it once a week.

Come here. They've been inside for hours.

Such a waste of us.

If you are not behind us, Valmont... we'll withdraw from the syndicate.

I'm sorry to hear you say that, Frank.

Dead sorry.

What flowers would you like me to order?

No, no, really.

What flowers?


You boys, you don't know when to put your heads down.

We must wait for now.

We're outside the three-mile limit, luckily.

Who's that?

Must be stud.

All the stuff is gone, boss.


Last night.

You say all the narcotics?


You see, stud, you've brought bad news.

Cut it out!

That's enough, Ginko.

Get lost.



This is Valmont.


How surprising to hear from you.

I'm calling you, inspector, on behalf of law and order.


I would like us to make a little bargain, inspector.

Really, now, bargain with the police?

I've got a good job.

Since when do I make bargains with your kind?

For once, we've got special powers.

Diabolik will manage to lose you your job.

You can always apply to me.

You'll find yourself better off.

You'll be more warmly dressed, and... and your women, less.

T would be more concerned for your comfort than mine, Valmont.

When we catch you, you won't get off... with a 30-year sentence.

Not anymore.

You and your entourage will go... to prison for only three weeks.

But at the end of the three weeks... you'll hang by your necks.

A discomfort I wish to avoid.

I'll get you Diabolik alive, and you can arrest him.

You interest me, Valmont.

Perhaps we can do business after all.

There's an old saying.

You should know about it.

"It takes a thief to catch a thief."

We have just concluded... an executive meeting of the syndicate.

We've taken a Democratic vote.

Five in favor of my plan... and three against it.

I change my vote.

Don't shoot!


Please, don't shoot.

Don't shoot!

Since you said "please”, I won't shoot.

Goodbye, Frank.

Oh, Ralph.


Fresh air.


Now it's unanimous.

So, with his new emergency powers...

Ginko's really putting the heat on us.

If we don't play ball with him, we'll wind up behind bars.

So we play ball, but how?

Catch Diabolik for him.

We got the know-how that the cops don't.

No one has ever laid eyes on Diabolik, or his girl... and stayed alive.

So what?

We got connections.

We all know squealers.

If all of us work together on this... tough luck, Diabolik!

♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ Deep deep down ♪

♪ Deeply now ♪

♪ holding mine ♪

♪ hold to mine ♪

♪ doubling to one ♪

♪ what are we deep down ♪ You've been asleep for 20 hours.

20 hours?

I slipped you a sleeping pill.


When you're not planning, I'm afraid you get restless.

I'd rather have you sleep.

♪ Deep deep down ♪

Excuse me, dear, I'm expecting something.



The foreign office today confirmed... the upcoming official visit...

of the British finance minister, sir Harold Clark.

Sir Harold and his charming wife, lady Clark... will arrive here on Thursday, may the 5th.

May 5th?

Isn't the 6th your birthday?

What would you like me to give you?


There must be something I haven't got.

A reception is planned in their honor... in the historic Saint just castle.

Lady Clark will wear the famous aksand necklace... which is comprised of 11 emeralds... the most perfect in the world.

Those emeralds.

Get in, honey.

Going very far?

Far as you want.

You got the time, baby?

Depends, handsome.

So far I've turned down all offers.


What's your price?

An emerald necklace.

You look worth it.

Hop in.


Lady Clark's room is...

is the highest window, the one that's lit up.


I saw a truck delivering some television equipment.

Closed-circuit TV.

Many police?

About 50 outside and 30 inside dressed as waiters.


And Ginko's the chef.

T didn't see Ginko.

If you didn't see him, he's there.

Anyone notice you?

Oh, one of the girls on the sidewalk... asked me a few questions.

She thought I was trying to move in on her beat.

A redhead.

You can't fool me.

She was no pro.

I got suspicious right away.

It was obvious.

I could see at first glance that she was just putting it on.

Remember what she looks like?

Sure I do.

Who could forget what she looked like?

The way she was decked out in red... she looked like a cardinal.

She had good legs, though.

Joe, call Tony.

I figured Diabolik would make a play for those emeralds.

Who wouldn't?

They're beautiful.

Dry up, stupid.

This might be our big chance.

If you're right, I'll take good care of you.

Want me to describe her?

Not to me.

To Tony.

Tell him.

Look at that!

There's a funny-looking thing.

What is it?

I'm talking to you!

What is it?

You'll see.

Don't touch it.

Shape of face?


Like this?

No, that's too round.


Right, let's go on.

Her eyes?

That's her!

Looks like reall That's her!


That's all for now.

Joe, show her out.

Tell that Vernier to come in.

T want to check him out on this.

Take a seat, doctor.

Try to help us.

We're looking for someone who's of great importance to us.

Sit down.

Sit, sit down!

I may have a patient who might be the woman... you are looking for.

But as you know, I operate undercover.

My patients don't like indiscreet questions... and so I might not know her name, nor who she is.

If it's the same woman, then it's Diabolik's girl.

Dr. Vernier, we want to contact Diabolik for a job... that ought to be interesting both to him and us.


Look here.

Come on.

Come on, come on.

You know her?


I'm sorry.

I can't help you.

Listen, Vernier.

San Francisco dropped you out of the medical register.

But if you're lying, I'll drop you out of the human register!

Now, get out.


You dumb head!

You scared him!

He changed his tune the minute he heard the name Diabolik.

Get 5,000 copies of this printed, and circulate them.

She will not get away.

Thank you so much for inviting me.

My pleasure.

Good night.

Good night.

Good night.

Good night.

The party was nice.

Oh, yes, it was lovely.

Boy, glad that's over.

I hope it's not.

Why do you think I gave the necklace all that publicity?

He'll never be able to resist those emeralds.

Now we'll sit back and wait to spring the trap.

Sir Harold.

If you don't mind, I'd like to check your room again.

Please do.

How romantic.

It makes me think I'm living in the old days of Robin Hood.

When I return to London, I will have such exciting things... to tell to my friends.

You will, indeed.

No danger on this side.

Slippery wall straight down.

A fly couldn't climb it.

Lady Clark, may I ask you to leave... your necklace on this table all night?

Part of our security arrangements.

Of course, inspector.

Anything you want.

Now, I wish you both good night.

Good night.

Good night to you.

Come, Harold.

How amusing they are.

Terribly young, though.

T know.

Oh, they're such marvelously attractive men.

I did look well, didn't I, dear?

Yes, you did.

It was a nice evening after all.

That inspector was sweet.

He never took his eyes off my decollete... once the entire evening.

It was your necklace, my dear.

Don't be crude.

What are they doing now?


About you, actually.

Harold, don't forget... to take your mineral water.

What's that?

What is it?

Went blank!

Have you rearranged my toy soldiers again?

Toy soldiers.

That's all you think about.

Here's my general, under the bed.

It's much too late.

Do put them away.

You'll play with them in the morning.

My necklace!

Oh, my beautiful emeralds.

There, there, my dear.

It's Diabolik!

I got him, I know I did!

Let's go and see.

We've been had again.

We must get word to all patrols.

If he's escaping by car, they'll stop him at the roadblocks.

Calling patrols nine and 10.

Repeat, patrols nine and 10.

Keep watch on the north coast.


We can't make the hideout by land.

Patrol 11.

Patrol 11 to inspector.

Black Jaguar in sight... and now under observation.

Vehicle now caught between this unit.. and unit 13.

Don't worry.

All right.

Give me a hand.

Are you hurt?

No, no.

It's nothing.

We got him, inspector.

Good work!

They'll never expect us to double back.

We've done it again.

You are hurt.

Have doc Vernier look at that tomorrow.

What will it be, ma'am?

Fill it up, please.


The tiger's in the tank, ma'am.

Keep the change.


Would you like a tail for good luck?

Oh, no, thank you.

I'm not superstitious.

Here's your banana!


Hey, boss, you shouldn't call me names.



Hey, Ralph!


Hey, don't pay any attention to him.


A man.

Who is it?

It's Rudy.

The girl you're after is at Vernier's.

Don't let her out of your sight.

Are you sure no one followed you here?

Why do you ask?

Listen to me.

Don't come here again.


What are you trying to tell me?

You came here for medical advice.

I'm telling you this for your health and mine.


Yes, doctor.

Take her along to the infrared room.

Now, just relax.

I'm going to give you the infrared treatment.

Excuse me.

The fuse must have blown.

I told you I'd cross your name off the human register.


It's no good, valmont.

He should have called by now.


We've got him in a box.

He's too far gone on the girl.

Is she very beautiful?


And too smart to ask stupid questions.


Hold it.


Enterprise 1246.

I saw your ad regarding white Jaguar.

What's your price?

10 million dollars, plus... an emerald necklace.


And don't try to pull any funny stuff, huh?

I've got a couple of experts at dealing with women here.

You might not find it easy to recognize her afterwards.

I accept your conditions.

That's what I like to hear.


Meet me at Sibby's at the Brachin airport.

Get me inspector Ginko.

The money.

Check it.

It all seems to be here.

The necklace?

When I've got Eva back.

No necklace, no Eva.

That's the deal.

Is that the only deal you've got going today, Valmont?

T don't have to talk.

I could kill you instead.

Go ahead.

All you've got to do is push that button.

Valmont, this is most unprofessional.

We're approaching designated area, sir.

Circle the target.


That's where Eva is.

Ever jump before?


First, the necklace.

Hold it.

I'll take it.


I almost forgot.

When I stumbled, I attached a magnetic capsule... to your plane.

Who cares?

Pull the cord!

I know it's a trap, Valmont.

Is Eva down there or only ginko?

Yes, yes.

She's there, in the cabin.

And Ginko.

Is Ginko down there, too?

Yes, yes.

It's a trap.

Valmont's made a deal with Ginko.

Are you all right?

Damn you, Ginko.

You hide back in the cabin.

I'll draw their fire.

If they get me, you know what to do.


Run, or they get us both.

Inspector, we've got him this time.

He's surrounded.

I got you, Diabolik.

Come on out.

Valmont, don't play the hero.


Diabolik, give up.

So this is the famous Diabolik.

Yes, doctor.

Get him ready.

Yes, sir.

Inspector, is he really dead, inspector?

Yes... poisoned?

Dr. Ferrar is performing the autopsy.

Has the emerald necklace been recovered?

The necklace, yes.

Not the emeralds.

Do you think he swallowed them?


His body's been x-rayed.

Inspector, please.

Do turn around, inspector.

Nurse, give me the beta-three.

We'll ascertain the state of necrosis.

You don't look very excited, inspector.

In a strange way, I'm sorry.

Sorry, inspector?

As though he'd become part of my life.

I can't believe he's really dead.

We'll begin with a circular incision.


Krushan, doctor.

The Tibetan lamas have used it for 3,000 years.

It brings on a state of suspended animation for 12 hours.

But if you're not given the antidote... the apparent death becomes real.

How long's it been, Eva?

11 hours and 57 minutes.

I thought it would be too late.

There she comes now.

Nurse, what can you tell us?

The doctor will be available... in 10 minutes for interviews.

Can't you tell us something now?

I'm sorry.

All I can tell you is that it will be sensational.

Bye, now.


Diabolik got away?

Got away?

But that's impossible.

It must be a joke.

He's dead.

We all saw him dead.

And what about this?

His death certificate.

It's no joke.

You saw him dead.

The coroner saw him dead.

The coroner certified his death.


Sergeant, this is our friend Valmont's certificate.

Cause of death.

11 machine gun shots.

11 emeralds.

11 bullets.

To the morgue!

Valmont, yes.

It's all in order.

If you'll just sign here, here, here and here.

Four times.

Four times, yes.

He was basically a good boy.

Always sent money to mama.

There, there.

Buck up.

He'll soon be home at last.

He's in peace now.

Let's see whether he's ready yet.



Yes, he's ready.

Every time

I reflect on man's insignificance.

I say.

Excuse me, where is the doctor, please?

Excuse me.

Where is the doctor?

He's in shock.



Don't look.




Four, five, six.

Seven, eight, nine.

Happy birthday.

Oh, you shouldn't have done it.

With this new plan of action, everyone will collaborate.

Even his mother will turn him in.

No, sir.

What do you mean, "no, sir"?

I don't believe he has a mother, sir.

Hmmm, oh well.

In any case, I'll have no negative thinking... in my police force.

Sorry, sir.

It's a habit.

The former minister always insisted that we...

My predecessor's policies don't interest me.

I am minister now, and I want this man caught!

There is my policy.

Yes, sir.

All you can say is "yes, sir"?

With this reward, the whole country... will be out to catch him.

What if...

There are no ifs.

A million dollars wipes out ifs.

The reward has turned public opinion against him.


Well, what is it?

Message for you, sir.

It was just delivered by hand.

Thank you.

Excuse me.

I won't tolerate pessimism, inspector.


Unheard of.

In view of the bad use to which the government... has put the public money...

I shall take steps to remove it from circulation.


Diabolik. it's a joke.

And we'll call his bluff!

Ladies and gentlemen, our minister of finance.

Ladies and gentlemen... this is the first opportunity that I have had... of talking to you on the television... as your new minister of finance.

I shall speak frankly.

I shall not conceal from you the gravity... of the recent blows to our tax system... upon which, of course, the well-being... of our entire society is based.

Not only have many millions' worth of... tax receipts and currency and checks... gone up in flames... but, far more tragically, the tax information files... of virtually every taxpayer in this nation...

have been destroyed.

In this appalling emergency...

I have taken it upon myself to appeal to the civic pride... of each and every one of you... whether you are watching this program or not.

Let each come forward voluntarily... to pay the tax he thinks he owes.

What is this, the comedy hour?

I know that I shall not have appealed to you in vain.

T feel it.

It is not a matter of only civic pride... but is a matter of national pride.

I am perfectly certain that you will not cold-shoulder me... you will not turn your back on me... because it would not be a matter... of turning your back on me but on your very country.

Inspector, we followed your instructions to the letter.

20 tons of gold melted into one big ingot.

Nobody in the world could possibly steal it... considering the weight.


You'd have to sweat for two days to open that.

Of course, our gold reserves certainly... have dwindled recently.

Only since everyone stopped paying taxes.

We have to sell the gold to get hard currency.

Form the convoy.

Operation Gold Van.

This is inspector Ginko speaking.

Can you read me?


I hear you loud and clear.


We're underway.

I shall be calling you... at 10-minute intervals.

Over and out.

Stay alert.


Yes, sir?

You go on up.

Yes, sir.

Five, four, three, two, one.


Operation Gold Van.

All patrols along specified route.

Train is underway.

Red flash alert.

Report all suspicious movements... in vicinity of designated areas.

Arrest all persons loitering near tracks... as per special instructions.

Search all cars attempting to approach security points.

Do you read me?


Right, inspector.

Orders received at patrol eight.

Can I help you?

Oh, thanks.

T could use a lift.


Get right in.

I ran out of gas.

Oh, I'm so tired.

If you could just drop me at a motel, huh?

I'll worry about the car in the morning.

Oh, my suitcase.

I'll get it.

Happy to get it.

Oh, you're so nice.

But do be careful.

It's heavy.

Always try to help a lady... in distress.


Stop it!


Come in.

Am I getting through, inspector?

Ginko here.

Ginko here.

What's happened?

What's the matter?

What's going on here?

T don't understand.

The light seems to flicker, but it's barely moving.

Hey, look at that.

They're turning back.

Something's happened.

Call them.

Call them again.

Headquarters calling operation Gold Van.

Headquarters to operation Gold Van.

Ginko here.

I receive you.

What's happened?

What's happening?

There's a wrecked truck blocking the line.

Our men sighted black Jaguar.

Suspect Diabolik in vicinity.

He probably mined the entrance to the tunnel.

However, I think we're out of danger now.

We're backing out before...

Just as I thought.

The tunnel's been blocked by two explosions.

We're in the clear.

Danek's pursuing.

The train will have to be rerouted.


Three miles back, there's the Arleville Marshalling yard.

From there, take the unused line that crosses the bay... on the Lawrence bridge.

Perfect, Ginko, perfect.

Something's happened.

Headquarters calling operation Gold Van.

Headquarters to operation Gold Van.


Nothing, inspector.

The gold's not there.

We searched everywhere.

Why, what do you mean it's not there?

It weighs 20 tons.


We'll put it right in here.


This laser gun can melt anything.

Except you, honey.

Nice that gold melts at a lower temperature than steel.

It's the only way we can get it.

Ginko here.

Inspector, we allowed you... to take all those extravagant measures... so that the gold would reach its destination without fail.

And now what do I hear?

What am I to report to the minister?

What is he to tell to parliament?

That we are a bunch of helpless jackasses.

Don't exaggerate.


Don't be funny!

Well, professor?

Yes, yes.

There are spots.


There are traces.

Yes, of what?


As a precaution, I had part of the container... holding the gold radioactivated.

Then there's a chance of recovering it?

More than that.

If Diabolik has taken the gold to his hideout... there's a chance of recovering everything.

Don't come near, honey.

Molten gold wouldn't suit your skin.

You be careful.

Don't worry.

With this suit, I could swim through the center of the sun.

The alarm.

What does it mean?

Someone's broken in.


I'll meet you in tunnel number seven.

They'll never find us there.

Why aren't you coming now?

I've got to open the locks.

They'll drown like rats.

I'll wait for you.

I'm not going alone.

Eva, you'll not be alone while I live.

Now, go.


You're finished!

The exits are blocked!

Congratulations, sir.

Yes, yes.

Quiet, please.

Over there.

That's it.

Barbaric, displaying the body of a fallen enemy.

The minister.

Besides, it's good publicity.

Order this place to be cleared.

Yes, sir.

Everybody out, please.

All right, gentlemen, this way.

Everybody out.

I love you.

I was expecting you, inspector.

I knew you wouldn't be able to resist seeing him.


give me a few seconds more.


Thank you, inspector.

You don't know how grateful I am.