German Title: "Glühender Himmel"
Italian Title: "Il diamanti di montagni"
Alternative English Title: "Mountain of Diamonds"
de Lint as "Lothar de la Rey"
- Jeannot Szwarc
Filmed in Italy, Malta
Produced by Laser Film S.r.
Based on the first book of The Courtneys of Africa Series, called The
Burning Shore by Wilbur A Smith (1985)
The story is about
Centaine De Thiry (played by Isabelle Gelinas), a young French aristocrat
in the war torn area of northern France. A daring British aviator, Michael
Courtney (played by Jason Connery) falls in love with Centaine but their
happiness is short-lived and their dreams of living together in Africa
are dashed when Michael dies in battle. Centaine, abandoned and destitute,
is determined that the baby she carries will be born in Africa. Her
passage to Cape Town is arranged by General Sean Courtney, Michael's
uncle, but during the journey, a U-Boat torpedoes the ship and she is
cast onto the shores of the Namibian Desert. Lothar de la Rey (played
by Derek de Lint) falls in love with the shipwrecked Centaine but they
later become rivals in South African society.
- "Centaine de Thiry"
Derek De Lint -"Lothar de la Rey"
John Savage -"Blaine Malcomess"
Jason Connery - "Michael Courteney"
Ernest Borgnine - "Ernie"
Marina Vlady - "Anna Stok"
Valerie Perrine - "Isabella"
Jean-Pierre Cassel - "Louis de Thiry"
Frank Finlay - "Garrick Courteney"
Jennifer Youngs - "Sarah"
Jenny Alpha, John
Armstead, Achille Brugnini, Russel Case, Lorenzo Flaherty, Isaac George,
Marc de Jonge, Andrea Prodan, Clive Riche, Del Russell, Bobby Rhodes,
- Sergio d'Offizi
Produced by Gerald Morin
Assistant Director - Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante
Art Director - Frank Vanorio.
- personal info and list of novels
If you live in Europe,
check www.eurotv.com every once in awhile to
see if "Glühender Himmel" is airing. It has aired before on
Thanks to Jan (Derek's older brother), movieline.de
and the us.imdb.com for helping put together some missing pieces while
I was sleuthing to figure out this particular filmography...it took
quite awhile to find out all the different titles it was known as!