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She Devil (1957)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | April 1957 (USA)
Doctors Scott and Bach inject the dying Kyra Zelas with a formula which saves her life - but also renders her almost immortal and wickedly evil.

Director:

Kurt Neumann

Writers:

Kurt Neumann (screenplay), Stanley G. Weinbaum (story "The Adaptive Ultimate") (as John Jessel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mari Blanchard ... Kyra Zelas
Jack Kelly ... Dr. Dan Scott
Albert Dekker ... Dr. Richard Bach
John Archer ... Barton Kendall
Fay Baker ... Evelyn Kendall
Marie Blake ... Hannah, the housekeeper (as Blossom Rock)
Paul Cavanagh ... Sugar Daddy
George Baxter ... Store Manager
Helen Jay Helen Jay ... Blond Nurse
Joan Bradshaw ... Redhead
X Brands ... First Doctor
Tod Griffin Tod Griffin ... Intern
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Doctors Scott and Bach inject the dying Kyra Zelas with a formula which saves her life - but also renders her almost immortal and wickedly evil.

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immortality | See All (1) »

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Female Monster! They created an inhuman being who destroyed everything she touched! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La diabla See more »

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Production Co:

Regal Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A feminist B-movie ... obviously made by men!
12 July 2000 | by eastofeden87See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie when I was a kid on the Sunday afternoon TV matinee. In the film, a terminally-ill woman will die unless an experimental drug is administered by the scientist who developed the serum, if I remember correctly, from some type of insect or spider (or was it some deadly plant?). Her life is saved, but she has developed extraordinary methods of survival and becomes seemingly indestructible. What can the scientist do to solve this situation? In many ways, this film is typical of the 50's "horror" genre as seen in its low-budget, B-list tier of performers and the opinion that a man can save a woman, but who can save a woman from herself (especially one who's developed into some kind of monster)? As a kid, I remember being really impressed with a scene where, to avoid being caught, the woman (having developed those incredible survival techniques), mentally changes her hair color from brunette to platinum blonde (much like a chameleon). I remember thinking that would be really cool to be able to do that! So while this film is no awards-contender, it's a memorable quasi-horror title from the 50's!


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