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The Southern Star

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The Southern Star
Movie poster
Country FRA.jpg France
UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Sidney Hayers
Release Date 1969
Language English
Studio Capitole Films
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Dan Rockland George Segal
Erica Kramer Ursula Andress
Mr. Kramer Harry Andrews
Plankett Orson Welles
Capt. Karl Ludwig Ian Hendry
Matakit Johnny Sekka
Jose Michel Constantin
Louis Sylvain Levignac
Michael Guy Delorme
Andre Georges Géret

The Southern Star is a 1969 French-British adventure comedy movie directed by Sidney Hayers on based the novel by Jules Verne called L'étoile du sud. French West Africa, 1912. Dan Rockland (George Segal) allowed to employ as a geologist in the mining company of Mr. Kramer (Harry Andrews). He received in charge of guarding the Southern Star - a diamond of extraordinary value. During the party, suddenly the lights go out, and when comes back, the diamond is gone. Suspected of stealing falls on Matakit (Johnny Sekka), the black assistent of Dan Rockland, who fled into the jungle. In his heels are Capt. Karl Ludwig (Ian Hendry), security chief of the diamond company, and his men. Therefore Dan, to save him, together with Kramer' daughter Erica (Ursula Andress) goes towards a dangerous adventure. They are not alone, who went in search this treasure, about this has an interest also Plankett (Orson Welles).

The following weapons were used in the film The Southern Star:

Smith & Wesson Victory Model

Ludwig's men and also Dan Rockland (George Segal) own anachronistics Smith & Wesson Victory Model revolvers (like in many other films, standing for the original Military & Police).

Smith & Wesson Victory Model‎‎ - this is a British "Lend Lease" version chambered in .38 S&W
Louis (Sylvain Levignac) fired at the fleeing Matakit.
Jose (Michel Constantin) put his revolver to the Dan's head from back.
Louis draws his revolver from a holster.
Dan Rockland (George Segal) pulls revolver at the attacking snake.

Webley Mk VI

Many characters include Erica Kramer (Ursula Andress) and Plankett (Orson Welles) are seen with a bit anachronistic Webley Mk VI revolvers.

Webley Mk IV - .455 Webley
Erika aimed his revolver at the engine-driver and stoker.
Capt. Karl Ludwig (Ian Hendry) (right) disarmed Plankett.
Plankett (Orson Welles) (right) ordered his men to put down rifles.
Webley MK VI revolver in Plankett's hand.

Unknown revolver

Matakit (Johnny Sekka) picked up and used during final shootout an unidentified revolver. It seems an anachronistic snub-nose revolver, such as Colt Detective Special.


Sawed-off Single Barreled Shotgun

Capt. Karl Ludwig (Ian Hendry) (2nd from left) carries in his holsters a pair of guns, what appears to be a Sawed-off Single Barreled Shotguns. These may be a factory-produced smoothbore hunting pistols, known as Howdah Pistols, but the guns in the film are more like sawed from ordinary shotguns.

Baikal MP-18 Sawn-Off shotgun - 12 Gauge
Capt. Karl Ludwig loading a shell in his gun.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Main characters are seen with Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbines.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Erica Kramer (Ursula Andress) shoots at the bandits from Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine.
Capt. Karl Ludwig (Ian Hendry) and his men. In the weapons rack on background are seen rifles.
Are it Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbines. The captain checked these before issuing.
Jose (Michel Constantin) with his rifle in hand in a jungle.
Dan Rockland (George Segal) with a rifle on his back.
Capt. Karl Ludwig fired in final shootout.
Erica with her rifle during final shootout.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*

Plankett's Aboriginal men are armed with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles. Capt. Karl Ludwig (Ian Hendry) seized this weapon.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British
Plankett´s men with their rifles during a final shootout.
It are the Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles.
Capt. Karl Ludwig (Ian Hendry) picked up one of the rifles belonging the Plankett´s men.
Close up.

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