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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.

Directors:

Sidney Hayers, Orson Welles (uncredited)

Writers:

David Pursall (screenplay), Jack Seddon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Segal ... Dan
Ursula Andress ... Erica Kramer
Orson Welles ... Plankett
Ian Hendry ... Karl
Johnny Sekka ... Matakit
Michel Constantin ... Jose
Georges Géret ... Andre
Sylvain Levignac Sylvain Levignac ... Louis (as Sylvain)
Charles Lamb Charles Lamb ... Todd
Guy Delorme Guy Delorme ... Michael
Harry Andrews ... Kramer
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Storyline

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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Jules Verne's diamond-hunt adventure...filmed on location in Senegal! See more »


Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Southern Star See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor: France)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The rope bridge over the river is still intact in the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal and supports up to four people. See more »

Quotes

Plankett: Sound the fall-in!
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Soundtracks

Fight In The Saloon
Written and Performed by Georges Garvarentz Et Son Orchestre
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Mmmm, stock footage...and Matt Monro!
23 May 2003 | by JohnSealSee 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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