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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

SHE who must be obeyed! ...SHE who must be loved! ...SHE who must be possessed! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

She 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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Trivia

The story was updated from the late nineteenth century setting of the novel, to the end of World War I. See more »

Goofs

During the gunfight in the desert, there are 12 camel riders who attack. Six are shown being shot down, but then 8 are shown riding away with the stolen camels. See more »

Quotes

Ustane: You know, my Leo, inside you stay.
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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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SHE who must be underrated!
7 January 2010 | by bumbledown08See all my reviews

I'm not sure why everyone dislikes this film. It not only looks absolutely fantastic for a Hammer film, but also features some fantastic performances by some some of Hammer's best actors(and some who aren't Hammer actors). Some of the amazing performances come from the always excellent Peter Cushing, the(finally)newly knighted Christopher Lee, the great Bernard Cribbins and in her first(and last) Hammer film, the gorgeous Ursula Andress as SHE herself. This film is also wonderfully directed by another one-off Hammer director, Robert Day. However this film does have some low points as well. Some of the plot threads are a little silly and some of the later scenes are very repetitive. By no means the best Hammer film, but no where near the worst.


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