The Vengeance of She (1967)

UK, 1967
35mm, Technicolor
mono, English

A British fantasy film directed by Cliff Owen as a sequel to She (1965).

Plot Summary

Carol is possessed by the spirit of Ayesha, queen of the lost city of Kuma. Carol is taken to Kuma to become the new empress of Kuma, taking over from the once immortal Ayesha.


Directed by: Cliff Owen
© MCMLXVII Hammer Film Productions Limited
A Seven Arts-Hammer production
Produced by: Aida Young
Screenplay by: Peter O’Donnell
Based on Characters Created by: Sir H. Rider Haggard
Director of Photography: Wolf Suschitzky
Supervising Editor: James Needs
Editor: Raymond Poulton
Music and Special Musical Effects Composed by: Mario Nascimbene
Sound Recordist: Bill Rowe
Costume Designer: Carl Toms
Make-up: Michael Morris
Hair Stylist: Mervyn Medalie
Special Effects: Bowie Films Ltd.
Production Designer: Lionel Couch
Ritual Sequences Designer: Andrew Low
Made at the Elstree Studios of Associated British Productions Ltd., Boreham Wood, Herts, England and on location

John Richardson (Killikrates)
Olinka Berova [real name: Olga Schoberová] (Carol)
Edward Judd (Philip Smith)
Noel Willman (Za-Tor)
Colin Blakeley (George Carter)
Jill Melford (Sheila Carter)
George Sewell (Harry Walker)
Derek Godfrey (Men-Hari)
Andre Morell (Kassim)
Daniele Noel (Sharna)
Gerald Lawson (the seer)
Derrick Sherwin (No. 1)
William Lyon Brown (Magus)
Charles O’Rourke (servant)
Zohra Segal (Putri)
Christine Pockett (dancer)
Dervis Ward (lorry driver)

Alternative Titles

Ayesha, Daughter of She
Ayesha, the Return of She
La donna venuta dal passato
– Italy
La venganza de la diosa de fuego
– Spain

Sequel to
She (1965)

Extracts included in
The World of Hammer: Lands Before Time (1994)



  • Daily Cinema no.9501 (25 March 1968) p.6 – review
  • Dark Terrors no.3 p.16 – note
  • Dark Terrors no.15 (February 1998) pp.22-23 – illustrated interview
  • L’Écran Fantastique no.57 (June 1985) pp.54-69 – illustrated article
  • The House That Hammer Built no.6 (December 1997) pp.325 – 327 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Kine Weekly no.3155 (30 March 1968) p.11 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.35 no.412 (May 1968) p.80 – credits, synopsis, review


  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.522 – credits

Other sources

  • British National Film Catalogue vol.6 (1968) – credits, synopsis