Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality... See full summary »
Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality, said to be contained within a mystic fire. Picking up Tanya, a guide's daughter, in the frozen Russian arctic, they stumble upon Kor, revealed to be a hidden civilization ruled over by an immortal queen, called She, who believes Vincey is her long-lost lover John Vincey, Leo's ancestor. Written by
Doug Sederberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Story of a young man Leo Vincey who after hearing of his dying uncle tell the fantastic story of his ancestor 500 years ago, who found a lost kingdom and a pillar of eternal flame which resided with in, decides to go to the frozen north (in the original Haggard novel, it was East Africa), with his uncle's lab parter Horace Holly, a gold hungry guide, and the guide's daughter Tonya. When the guide is killed in an avalanche, it opens an entrance to the lost kingdom of Kor, where in resides the flame and it's keeper and kingdom ruler, Queen Hash-a-Mo-Tep, or She Who Must Be Obeyed. SHE believes Vincey to be her former lover of 500 years ago, who is also Vincey's ancestor. SHE later then tries to make sure that Vincey stay in the kingdom with her alone for eternity, even if it means the death of Tonya, whom Leo is really in love with. Very good picture with decent performances by the entire cast, but the acting couldn't overcome the melodramatic script, especially in Scott's case. Very good set design and art decoration by Polglase with the art-deco style of the 30's. Obviously not the equal of Cooper's prior masterpiece King Kong, but still a very well done piece and much better than the Andress version. Rating- 7.
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