The Southern Star (1969): George Segal, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews

With the DVD arriving today from the US, I thought I’d add a few stills from the film. An action adventure romp through the African jungle in the pursuit of an extremely valuable diamond, The Southern Star!

Set in French West Africa in 1912, it was based on the novel The Vanished Diamond (French title L’Étoile du sud) by Jules Verne. The film’s opening scenes were anonymously directed by Orson Welles – the last time he would direct scenes in another director’s film.

Southern Star Poster

Picture: The Southern Star (1969) – Poster

Stills – The Southern Star (1969)

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Until next time

Best wishes

Neil Hendry
Editor, Official Website of Ian Hendry

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