She (1908)

USA, 1908
35mm film, black and white
silent

An American fantasy film directed by Edwin S. Porter. It is the earliest known adaptation of H. Rider Haggard’s novel.

Plot Summary

A team of explorers discover a lost world deep in the African jungles ruled over by Ayesha, She Who Must Be Obeyed, an immortal queen kept young by a magic flame.

Credits

Crew
Director: Edwin S. Porter
Edison Company
Novel: H. Rider Haggard

Cast
Florence Auer
William V. Ranous

References

Books

  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.432 – credits
  • Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 by Michael Benson p.174