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In 1963, Jim went back to South Africa to film his first motion picture, Kimberly Jim. It is the story of an American gambler named Jim who wins a South African gold mine in a crooked card game. The film allowed Jim to sing and followed a somewhat formulaic plot with fights, pretty dancing girls, etc. That year Kimberly Jim was the number one grossing movie in South Africa and for years it played in the U.S.A. on UHF and late night movie programs. The movie is not available for purchase now but a company called the Blum Group has the licensing rights. The sound track featuring the songs Kimberly Jim and Strike it Rich are available on the internet at various places including www.cdnow.com. The preceding pictures are scenes from the movie. Before he died, Jim had plans to make more movies and he even took acting lessons.
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