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The Southern Star (1969)

In 1912 West Africa, diamond tycoon Kramer hires penniless American fortune hunter Dan Rockland, who's posing as a geologist, but when a huge diamond is found, everyone wants to steal it.

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Comedy adventure based on a Jules Verne novel about the ups and downs of jewel thieves in the wilds of Africa circa 1900. George Segal is the appealing hero-heel and Ursula Andress is visually stunning as the lady in the proceedings. Orson Welles has a small role. Written by alfiehitchie

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Remember how "Cat Ballou" took the wild west for a ride...now "The Southern Star" takes off in wildest Africa See more »


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The film was the 18th most popular movie at the UK box office in 1969. See more »

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Plankett: Sound the fall-in!
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Danse Afrikaan
Written and Performed by Georges Garvarentz Et Son Orchestre
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Mmmm, stock footage...and Matt Monro!
23 May 2003 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Yes, The Southern Star features a pretty forgettable title tune sung by that heavy set crooner Matt Monro. It pretty much establishes the tone for this bloated and rather dull feature, stunningly miscast with George Segal and Ursula Andress as an adventurous couple in search of a large diamond. Add in Harry Andrews (with a strange accent, no less) chasing an ostrich, tons of stock footage of wildlife, and poorly composed and dull photography by Raoul Coutard, and you end up with a thoroughly unexciting romp through the jungles of Senegal.


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