MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,060 this week

The Star of Africa (1957)
"Der Stern von Afrika" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  26 June 1959 (Spain)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 153 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

Biographic Movie of the German fighter ace, who was killed in a plane crash after over 150 kills in North Africa.

Director:

Writers:

, (story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 12 Apr 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 25 Apr 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 13 Nov 2011
 
a list of 16 titles
created 26 Apr 2012
 
a list of 330 titles
created 22 Oct 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Star of Africa (1957)

The Star of Africa (1957) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Star of Africa.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

08/15 (1954)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Paul May
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Helen Vita, Paul Bösiger
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Admiral Canaris is chief of the intelligence service of Nazi Germany. His department is quite successful and Hitler grants him all the money he wants for new developments. Still he's a ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Weidenmann
Stars: O.E. Hasse, Barbara Rütting, Adrian Hoven
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Géza von Radványi
Stars: O.E. Hasse, Eva Bartok, Hannes Messemer
Breakthrough (1979)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

German sergeant gets involved in anti-Hitler conspiracy, and saves the life of an American colonel.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Richard Burton, Rod Steiger, Helmut Griem
Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Wolfgang Schleif
Stars: Adrian Hoven, Elisabeth Müller, Peter van Eyck
The Bridge (1959)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers.

Director: Bernhard Wicki
Stars: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz
The Fallen (2004)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The story of ordinary men during WWII as seen from three different points of View.

Director: Ari Taub
Stars: Daniel Asher, Brian Bancale, C.J. Barkus
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1942, in Warsaw, a Polish prostitute is murdered in a sadistic way. Major Grau, a man from German Intelligence that believes in justice, is in charge of the investigation. An eyewitness ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay
Drama | Sport | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Gansel
Stars: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

Director: Max Färberböck
Stars: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1943, in the Russian front, the decorated leader Rolf Steiner is promoted to Sergeant after another successful mission. Meanwhile the upper-class and arrogant Prussian Captain Hauptmann ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason
The Red Baron (2008)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Baron Manfred von Richthofen is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War I. To him and his companions, air combats are events of sporty nature, technical ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön
Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Hans-Joachim Marseille
...
Brigitte
Hansjörg Felmy ...
Robert Franke
Horst Frank ...
Albin Droste
Peer Schmidt ...
Answald Sommer
Carl Lange ...
Hauptmann Krusenberg (as Karl Lange)
Werner Bruhns ...
Werner Haydenreich
Alexander Kerst ...
Major Niemeyer
Albert Hehn ...
Major Schliemann
Johannes Grossmann ...
Unteroffizier Weiss
Gisela von Collande ...
Mutter Marseille
Arno Paulsen ...
Vater Marseille
Christian Doermer ...
Unteroffizier Klein
Siegfried Schürenberg ...
Rektor
Hans Hermann Schaufuß ...
(as Hans Hermann Schaufuss)
Edit

Storyline

Biographic Movie of the German fighter ace, who was killed in a plane crash after over 150 kills in North Africa.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

26 June 1959 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Hauptmann Marseille  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Stern von Afrika
Music by Hans Martin Majewski
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
As empty as the African sky
29 August 2005 | by (www.martsander.com) – See all my reviews

I watched this film right after a screening of Käutner's "Grosse Freiheit Nr 7", which premiered in December 1944. And suddenly I realized, what it is that makes Käutner's film a true masterpiece: "Star of Africa", even though a "war" film, lacks the atmosphere of war totally. It is a superfluous, totally empty film with nothing much in it to recommend it. "Grosse Feiheit", which doesn't show a single swastika (neither does "Star of Africa" to that matter) is nevertheless shrouded heavily into that special gloomy mood, which tells us that there is a REAL war out there, a war that is soon to be lost for good; and that's what makes one film tense and bitterly sad, while the other film, though heavy with air fights, battlefield situations and actual footage (thrown quite pointlessly here and there), is reminiscent of a fifties TV show.

This film (both English dubbed and subtitled version) can be ordered from International Historic Films.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Aeroplanes in the movie zchicco
No swastika in the movie. dukeb0y
Discuss The Star of Africa (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?