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.
They search for The Southern Star the world's most prized diamond . . . as Africa explodes with a thousand surprises!
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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). 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 logical collaboration--Verne was also very liberal and wrote several novels and one very popular play denouncing imperialism and promoting Africans and Asians. See more
Sound the fall-in!
Opening credits prologue: FRENCH WEST AFRICA 1912 See more
Written and Performed by Georges Garvarentz
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