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She (1965)

Fantasy adventure from Hammer, based on H Rider Haggard’s classic novel, starring Ursula Andress, John Richardson and Peter Cushing.

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Explorer Leo Vincey (Richardson) is persuaded to find a lost city in the African desert by the mysterious and immortal Ayesha (Andress).

Ursula Andress is destined always to be remembered for her voluptuous performance in the first Bond movie, Dr No (1962).

However, she acquits herself better than you might expect in this adaptation of H Rider Haggard’s much-filmed fantasy.

Indeed, she looks in great shape for a 2,000-year-old queen of a lost kingdom, who is still yearning for the embrace of a lover she killed centuries ago.

The African backdrops are easily matched by Swiss-born Andress’s own brand of exotic beauty and, while there’s plenty to criticise, there’s also much to enjoy.

Ayesha
Ursula Andress
Leo Vincey
John Richardson
Major Horace Holly
Peter Cushing
Job
Bernard Cribbins
Ustane
Rosenda Monteros
Billali
Christopher Lee
Haumeid
André Morell

Director
Robert Day

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