Production info

She
USA, 1911

Marguerite Snow, James Cruze, Viola Alberti
Directed by George Nichols

  

The story follows adventurer Leo Vincey who receives a mysterious legacy from his father. He goes to Africa to search the truth behind the death of an ancestor called Kallikrates. This Kallikrates was an Egyptian priest slain by an ancient sorceress queen Ayesha, She-Who-Must-Be Obeyed, a 2000-year-old ruler of the Lost World of Kôr. With his friends Leo travels through dangerous regions and reaches catacombs of the Kingdom of Kôr. There they encounter She, the white Queen of the Amahagger people.

Silent film produced by Thanhauser (approx. 24 minutes). The first film version of H. Rider Haggard's classic adventure story "She" from 1887, a magnificent Victorian tale about an expedition to a far-off locale shadowed by magic, mystery, and death. Haggard was also responsible for adventure story's like "King Solomon's Mines" and "Allan Quartermain".


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