6.3/10
222
5 user 2 critic

Der Stern von Afrika (1957)

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

Director:

Alfred Weidenmann

Writers:

Herbert Reinecker, Udo Wolter (story)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Photos

Edit

Cast

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

West Germany | Spain

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 June 1959 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Hauptmann Marseille See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Hansjörg Felmy. See more »

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 mart-45See 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.


10 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed