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She -- A group of explorers search of the legendary "flame of life," a mysterious force that bestows immortality. In Vibrant Color!
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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:
Spend A Few Eternal Moments With She Who Must Be Obeyed 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:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
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Trivia:
This film exists at the present time because silent film star Buster Keaton had a copy of the original print stored in his garage, which he gave to film historian Raymond Rohauer for preservation.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the Sacrifice sequence, the priest holds a burning globe that has been anointed with fire. Two files of acolytes pass by him, pushing their globes near his to ignite them. The first acolyte, at screen right, pushes her globe near his but it doesn't light. She then quickly pushes it again towards his, but moves on when it doesn't ignite the second time.See more »
Quotes:
She, Queen Hash-A-Mo-Tep of Kor:I am she... she, who must be obeyed!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of She (1911)See more »

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24 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Spend A Few Eternal Moments With She Who Must Be Obeyed, 14 May 2000
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

Far to the north of Siberia's Arctic Circle lies the hidden fertile kingdom of the female known only as SHE. Ruling by terror her empire of the imagination, She is the protectress of a great secret - The Flame of Eternal Life. Having bathed in it, she is the recipient of everlasting youth & beauty, but her heartache is unending as well, having lost her one true love 500 years ago. Then, one day, a tiny group of explorers stumbles within her grasp...

This is an excellent fantasy film, based on the novel by Sir H. Rider Haggard, and in the grand tradition of his KING SOLOMON'S MINES. The film boasts action, adventure, fine special effects & sets and the thought provoking enigma of interminable, undying desire.

Helen Gahagan, in her only film, is striking in her portrayal of She, a woman as tragic as she is blessed - to whom others' paltry, transient lives mean nothing. Randolph Scott, as the direct descendent & physical embodiment of She's long dead lover, is good in a role that calls for lots of energy. Nigel Bruce is very fine, as usual, this time playing the scholarly friend accompanying Scott on the search for The Flame. Helen Mack is well-cast as the young lady who finds herself caught up in the adventure.

Movie mavens will recognize Samuel S. Hinds as Scott's obsessed, dying uncle; Lumsden Hare as an unsavory Arctic trader; and Gustav von Seyffertitz as She's major-domo. Also in the uncredited cast are silent film star Noble Johnson in another of his chameleon roles, this time as the chief of the cave savages; and Olympic champion Jim Thorpe as She's Captain of the Guard - his attempt at Hollywood stardom only led to parts like this.

Special mention should be made of Max Steiner's throbbing score, which, like his KING KONG masterpiece, beautifully punctuates the action.

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