Robert Day (1965)

U Certificate


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


A party of explorers discovers an ancient lost city in Africa, ruled over by a tyrannical queen who holds the secret of eternal life. She believes one of the group is the reincarnation of her lost love, and offers him the chance to rule the kingdom with her, but a treacherous high priest is planning to steal immortality for himself. Fantasy adventure, starring Peter Cushing, Ursula Andress and Christopher Lee.

Cast & Crew

Maj Horace Holly Peter Cushing
Ayesha Ursula Andress
Billali Christopher Lee
Job Bernard Cribbins
Ustane Rosenda Monteros
Leo Vincey John Richardson
Haumeid Andre Morell
Captain of the Guard John Maxim
Director Robert Day
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD