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She (1965)

Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 18 April 1965 (UK)
An Edwardian archaeologist and two companions stumble upon a lost city in East Africa, run by a beautiful queen whose love holds the promise of immortality.

Director:

Robert Day

Writers:

David T. Chantler (screenplay), H. Rider Haggard (based on the famous novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ursula Andress ... Ayesha
Peter Cushing ... Holly
Bernard Cribbins ... Job
John Richardson ... Leo
Rosenda Monteros ... Ustane
Christopher Lee ... Billali
André Morell ... Haumeid (as Andre Morell)
Princess Soraya ... Night Club Dancer (as Soraya)
Julie Mendez Julie Mendez ... Night Club Dancer
Lisa Peake Lisa Peake ... Night Club Dancer
John Maxim John Maxim ... Guard Captain
Cherry Larman Cherry Larman ... Handmaiden
Bula Coleman Bula Coleman ... Handmaiden
Oo-Bla-Da Dancers Oo-Bla-Da Dancers ... Native Dancers
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Storyline

After doing military service in the Middle East, British archaeologist Holly, his valet and his handsome young friend Leo are spotted in Palestine and approached by a mysterious oriental who identified Leo by his uncanny likeness to the portrait on an ancient coin. An adventurous search for the lost Pharaonic city of Kuma proceeds relying on a recently-acquired map. Their hasty mini-expedition reaches a hidden city where the Hellenistic age is still alive. It is ruled by the supernatural Ayesha, 'She who must be obeyed', who believes Leo is is the reincarnation she waited for all those centuries of Callicrates, a companion of Alexander the Great. She offers him immortality and to share the throne as her eternal love, but it goes tragically wrong... Written by KGF Vissers

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THE GREATEST ADVENTURE STORY OF THEM ALL... See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La diosa de fuego See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ursula Andress was re-voiced by Nikki Van der Zyl, the same actress who dubbed her voice in the James Bond movie, Dr. No (1962). See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film when Christopher Lee's character is crawling forwards, he mysteriously appears to move backwards at the finish. See more »

Quotes

Ayesha: You tremble, Billali?
Billali: The man who fears your wrath and does not tremble, is a fool, your queen. The man who does not fear your wrath and yet does not tremble in your presence, is not a man.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: PALESTINE 1918 See more »

Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'U' rating. All cuts were waived in 1994 when the film was granted a 'U' certificate for home video. See more »

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Version of She (1908) See more »

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Delicious adventure classic
6 February 2000 | by angelynx-2See all my reviews

One really shouldn't need to say more about this movie than that it contains the gorgeous Ursula Andress in her most imperious role, plus the incredibly lovely Rosenda Monteiros. =) But if one must, one will say that this is a classic adventure of innocence, devoted to the concept of faithful and undying true love and the ancient dominion of the Divine Female over all. Completely knocked me over when I was 14 and hasn't lost anything since. I just love it.


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