After doing military service in the Middle East, British archaeologist Holly, his valet and his handsome young friend Leo are spotted in Palestine and approached by a mysterious oriental who identified Leo by his uncanny likeness to the portrait on an ancient coin. An adventurous search for the lost Pharaonic city of Kuma proceeds relying on a recently-acquired map. Their hasty mini-expedition reaches a hidden city where the Hellenistic age is still alive. It is ruled by the supernatural Ayesha, 'She who must be obeyed', who believes Leo is is the reincarnation she waited for all those centuries of Callicrates, a companion of Alexander the Great. She offers him immortality and to share the throne as her eternal love, but it goes tragically wrong...
SHE who must be obeyed! ...SHE who must be loved! ...SHE who must be possessed!
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Did You Know?
The movie is set in Africa, but early on in the journey, when it seems like Leo and Major Holly will go on without Job, they tell him, "Don't worry, we'll set you on course for Jerusalem. I'm sure the camel will do the rest." This goof is probably due to the fact that whilst the movie takes place elsewhere, it was filmed in Israel. See more
I'm glad I'm not an educated man, Sir. If that's what most of you got on a damn fool search for lost cities.
Isn't that exactly what you're doing, Job?
Well, yes, Sir. But, I'm too ignorant to know any better.
Opening credits prologue: PALESTINE 1918 See more
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'U' rating. All cuts were waived in 1994 when the film was granted a 'U' certificate for home video. See more