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Writers:
Ruth Rose (adaptation)
Dudley Nichols (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
12 July 1935 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
From H. Rider Haggard's weird, wondrous story of the beautiful woman who bathed in flame and lived 500 years .. at last to find her first love at this very hour!
Plot:
Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
"I am yesterday, and today, and tomorrow" See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Helen Gahagan ... She

Randolph Scott ... Leo Vincey
Helen Mack ... Tanya Dugmore

Nigel Bruce ... Horace Holly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julius Adler ... High Priest (uncredited)
Ray Corrigan ... Guard (uncredited)
Jerry Frank ... Guard (uncredited)
Arnold Gray ... Priest (uncredited)
Lumsden Hare ... Dugmore (uncredited)
Samuel S. Hinds ... John Vincey (uncredited)
Noble Johnson ... Amahaggar Chief (uncredited)
Eli Mintz ... (uncredited)
Jim Thorpe ... Captain of the Guard (uncredited)
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Billali (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ... Priest (uncredited)

Directed by
Lansing C. Holden 
Irving Pichel 
 
Writing credits
Ruth Rose (adaptation, continuity & dialogue)

Dudley Nichols (additional dialogue)

H. Rider Haggard (from the novel by)

Produced by
Merian C. Cooper .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
J. Roy Hunt (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Ted Cheesman 
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Aline Bernstein 
Harold Miles 
 
Makeup Department
Carl Axzelle .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Hollis Barnes .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Howard Smit .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry D'Arcy .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Charles Kerr .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Alfred Herman .... associate art director (as Al Herman)
Dan Sayre Groesback .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Roland Gross .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Alex Hall .... mosaic throne designer (uncredited)
Dennis Holden .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Lansing C. Holden .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Stanley Johnson .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Mario Larrinaga .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Thomas Little .... set dresser (uncredited)
Harold Miles .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Charles Ohmann .... production illustrator (uncredited)
George Russell .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Charles Sayers .... property master (uncredited)
R. Doulton Stott .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Vsevolod Ulianoff .... production illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John L. Cass .... recordist
Walter Elliott .... sound effects
Lee Steiner .... sound effects (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... photographic effects (as Vernon Walker)
Harry Redmond Jr. .... special effects (uncredited)
Harry Redmond Sr. .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Linwood G. Dunn .... optical effects (uncredited)
Guy Newhard .... matte photography (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Burke .... assistant camera (uncredited)
James Daly .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Leo Green .... gaffer (uncredited)
Eddie Pyle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Marvin Woods .... head grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eleanor Fieldhouse .... wardrober (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Sandy Sandeen .... wardrober (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ralph Spotts .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Faulkner Jr. .... music recordist (as P.J. Faulkner Jr.)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Shirley C. Burden .... production associate (as Shirley Burden)
Benjamin Zemach .... dance director
Esther Coleman .... nurse (uncredited)
Georgia French .... stand-in (uncredited)
Luido Gorgastin .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Elizabeth McGaffey .... researcher (uncredited)
Zoe Porter .... assistant: Merian C. Cooper (uncredited)
Gloria Truebe .... continuity (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
USA:101 min (original version) | USA:95 min (reissue)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to author Philip Liebfred. when Helen Gahagen was running for Congress, she attempted to buy up all prints of the movie still extant.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the Amahaggar Chief (Noble Johnson) falls to his death by being shoved into a fiery pit, you can see his feet bounce up just before the cut as he lands on an off screen mattress.See more »
Quotes:
She, Queen Hash-A-Mo-Tep of Kor:I am she... she, who must be obeyed!See more »
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27 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
"I am yesterday, and today, and tomorrow", 8 July 2004
Author: kzoofilm from Portage, MI

"She," adapted from H. Rider Haggard's timeless tale, has been produced multiple times, although never as entertainingly as the 1935 version, starring the imposing Helen Gahagan as She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, the eternally beautiful ruler of the lost kingdom of Kor. This would be the only film appearance of Gahagan, a noted stage and opera star who later entered the political arena as Helen Gahagan Douglas. Reportedly, Gahagan was embarrassed by the movie and vowed never to heed Hollywood's call again. But perhaps she was her own severest critic, since "She" represents Depression Era escapism at its very peak.

The movie was produced by Merian C. Cooper, who'd struck it rich two years earlier with "King Kong." Those with sharp eyes will note that the enormous gate cutting Kor off from the outside world is the same one which served -- for awhile -- to hold Kong in his natural habitat on Skull Island. This outrageously opulent adventure tale stars the stoic Randolph Scott as American explorer John Vincey, who ventures into the Arctic to find the story behind a cryptic, 500-year-old letter. Accompanying him are the jolly Holly (Nigel Bruce, later to become a familiar face as Dr. Watson in the Nigel Rathbone "Sherlock Holmes" movies) and the feisty Tanya (Helen Mack), who's secretly attracted to John.

After surviving an avalanche and battling cave-dwelling cannibals, the intrepid trio comes face to face with a much greater danger, the imperious She, who has been bathing in a flame of eternal life and biding her time for centuries, looking for true love. "I am yesterday and today and tomorrow," She muses, shortly before deciding John is the man worth waiting half a millennium for. Tanya, however, has other ideas. Thrillingly scored by Max Steiner and featuring backdrops you won't believe (check out the patio of Holly and Tanya's apartment), the movie climaxes with a dazzling ceremony in the Hall of Kings, featuring hundreds of extras performing some of the most bizarre choreography ever filmed. That sequence alone would make the movie worthwhile, but it turns out to be only one of the many treasures of "She."

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