Star of India (film)

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Star of India
Directed by Arthur Lubin
Starring Cornel Wilde
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Star of India is a 1954 British adventure film directed by Arthur Lubin and starring Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Herbert Lom and Walter Rilla.[1] Its Italian title was Stella Dell'India.



Producer Raymond Stross arrived in Hollywood in March 1953 seeking directors. Arthur Lubin signed and went to Britain to make the film the following month. Robert Morley was originally meant to be in the cast.[2]

Arthur Lubin called the film "a disaster. Wilde wrote the script, he wanted to act, he wanted to direct. We had a producer who had never made a movie before and I was stuck in the middle of Italy with a bad script."[3]


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  2. ^ Pryor, Thomas M (17 April 1953). "LUBIN WILL DIRECT MOVIE IN ENGLAND: Cornel Wilde Heads Cast in 'Star of India' -- Morley Set to Portray Louis XIV". New York Times. p. 31. 
  3. ^ Davis, Roland L. (2005). Just Making Movies: Company Directors on the Studio System. University of Press Mississippi. pp. 184–185. 

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