Ian Hendry + Orson Welles – Rare Original Still Photograph – The Southern Star (1969)

Recent discovery of a rare film still from the Southern Star (1969). Ian Hendry with Orson Welles – a hulk of a figure!

Ian Hendry Orson Welles Southern Star 1969

Picture: Ian Hendry with Orson Welles. Rare original still photograph for The Southern Star (1969)

The Southern Star is a 1969 British-French comedy crime film directed by Sidney Hayers and starring George Segal, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Ian Hendry and Harry Andrews.

In French West Africa in 1912, an extremely valuable diamond is stolen. 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.

Ian Hendry_Southern Star (1969)

Picture: Ian Hendry. A slightly worn, rare still from the film.

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Picture: Ursula Andress and Harry Andrews with Ian Hendry watching on.

Ian Hendry The Southern Star 1969

Picture: Ian Hendry in The Southern Star (1969)

Ian Hendry The Southern Star 1969

Picture: Ian Hendry in The Southern Star (1969)

Southern Star Poster

Picture: Southern Star film poster for general release

Southern Star - Polish Poster by Andrzej Bertrandt

Picture: Striking Polish version of the film poster by Andrzej Bertrandt

Neil Hendry
Editor, Official Website of Ian Hendry

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