Sunday, January 17, 2016

She (R1949) - (Helen Gahagan) US Lobby Card

She (1935) - (Helen Gahagan) US Lobby Card

This is an 11" x 14" US lobby card for a 1949 rerelease of the 1935 Lansing C. Holden and Irving Pichel film She based on the 1887 novel by H. Rider Haggard with screenplay by Ruth Rose and Dudley Nichols and starring Helen Gahagan as She. The film usess elements from all of Haggard's books in this series, She, She and Allan, Ayesha, The Return of She and Wisdom's Daughter. In this story She is the "Ageless Ice Goddess," rather than the immortal queen of a slave tribe in a subterranean African kingdom. According to Wikipedia, the She in this film was the ispiration two years later for the evil queen in Walt Disney's 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Plot summary: Leo Vincey [Randolph Scott] has heard from his uncle that 500 years earlier his ancestors had visited a lost land where the secret of immortality was to be found inside a mystic fire. Vincey sets out with Tanya, [Helen Mack] the daughter of a guide, across the frozen Russian Arctic. They find a hidden civilization called Kor where She rules as immortal queen. She believes Vincey is her long-lost lover and that he is destined to rule with her after she makes him immortal.

Cast and crew: Lansing C. Holden, Irving Pichel, H. Rider Haggard, Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack, Nigel Bruce, Ruth Rose, Dudley Nichols

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