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
Remember how "Cat Ballou" took the wild west for a ride...now "The Southern Star" takes off in wildest Africa
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Did You Know?
While living in exile in London, author André Laurie, pseudonym for politician Paschal Grousset (1845-1909), wrote the original version of the book which was later published as The Southern Star Mystery (1884). André Laurie legally renounced title to the story, rewritten and published by Jules Verne
. Laurie and Verne would collaborate on at least two other novels. It was a strange collaboration, Laurie being politically a long way to the left of Verne. See more
Sound the fall-in!
The End Of The Chase
Written and Performed by Georges Garvarentz
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