Production info

USA, 1925

Betty Blythe, Carlyle Blackwell, Mary Odette
Directed by Leander De Cordova, G.B. Samuelson


A team of explorers discover a lost world deep in the African jungle ruled over by Egyptian queen Ayesha, "She who must be obeyed". She gained her power and immortality by stepping into a flame of supposed eternal life.

Classic mystical adventure, based on the 1887 novel "She" by H. Rider Haggard. Several film versions of this novel exist (listed here are those of 1911 and 2001), but this one appears to be the least objectionable for lovers of Haggard's work. Notable are Betty Blythes rather see-through garments and the fact that she did her scene bathing in the pillar of fire in the nude! Some scenes were partly hand-colored.

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