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.
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?
Orson Welles claimed that he was originally asked to play a conventional super-villain in the film, but rewrote his role so that the character became an incompetent (and homosexual) cockney. It has been also claimed that Welles rewrote some of George Segal's lines and encouraged the actor to improvise, but whether or not Welles actually directed any of the film has not been confirmed. See more
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The Southern Star
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Georges Garvarentz
Et Son Orchestre
Arranged by George Martin
Sung by Matt Monro See more