She (1917 film)

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Directed by Kenean Buel
Written by Mary Murillo (scenario)
Based on She: A History of Adventure 
by H. Rider Haggard
Starring Valeska Suratt
Ben Taggart
Cinematography Frank G. Kugler
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
  • April 14, 1917 (1917-04-14)
Running time
5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

She was a 1917 American silent fantasy adventure drama film directed by Kenean Buel and produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation.[1] The film is loosely based on H. Rider Haggard's oft filmed 1887 best-selling novel, She: A History of Adventure. This was the first screen adaptation of the novel which starred Valeska Suratt and Ben Taggart.[2] The film is now considered lost.[3]


  • Valeska Suratt - Ayesha, 'She'
  • Ben Taggart - Leo Vincey
  • Miriam Fouche - Ustane
  • Thomas Wigney Persyval - Billali
  • Tom Burrough - Horace Holly
  • Martin Reagan - Job


  1. ^ Leibfried, Philip (2000). Rudyard Kipling and Sir Henry Rider Haggard On Screen, Stage, Radio, and Television. McFarland. p. 166. ISBN 0-786-40707-7. 
  2. ^ She at
  3. ^ International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House; Pratt, George C. (1982). Faces and Fabrics/Feathers and Furs. George Eastman House. p. 3. ISBN 0-935-39805-8. 

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