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She Devil (1957)

Passed | | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi | April 1957 (USA)
Doctors Scott and Bach inject the dying Kyra Zelas with a formula which saves her life - but also renders her almost immortal and wickedly evil.

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Kurt Neumann

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Carroll Young (screenplay), Kurt Neumann (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mari Blanchard ... Kyra Zelas
Jack Kelly ... Dr. Dan Scott
Albert Dekker ... Dr. Richard Bach
John Archer ... Barton Kendall
Fay Baker ... Evelyn Kendall
Marie Blake ... Hannah - the Housekeeper (as Blossom Rock)
Paul Cavanagh ... Sugar Daddy
George Baxter ... Store Manager
Helen Jay Helen Jay ... Blond Nurse
Joan Bradshaw ... Redhead
X Brands ... First Doctor
Tod Griffin Tod Griffin ... Interne
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Doctor Dan Scott (Jack Kelly) invents a serum that cures illness and Kyra Zlus (Mari Blanchard), dying of tuberculosis, agrees to be a guinea pig. She becomes well and strong, but develops strange characteristics and a scheming personality. She kills Evelyn Kendall (Fay Baker) in order to marry her wealthy husband, Barton Kendall (John Archer) and later kills him to inherit his wealth. Dr. Scott and his associate, Dr. Richard Bach (Albert Dekker) decide that something drastic must be done and they trick her into having an operation. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Female Monster! They created an inhuman being who destroyed everything she touched! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La diabla See more »

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Regal Films See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Woman Without Conscience and Human Feeling
18 September 2017 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This film begins with a biochemist named "Dr. Dan Scott" (Jack Kelly) feverishly working on a research project involving human adaptation to disease by using fruit flies. Although his experiments on various animals were a tremendous success he now wants to try it on an injured or sick human being. But complicating matters is the fact that his main sponsor, "Dr. Richard Bach" (Albert Dekker) vehemently disagrees with human research without further testing. He changes his mind, however, when he meets a patient named "Kyra Zelas" (Mari Blanchard) who is suffering from terminal tuberculosis and doesn't have long to live. To everyone's surprise, upon injecting the experimental formula, she fully recovers within hours. Unfortunately, both doctors soon learn that the serum has side effects they never reckoned with. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was a fairly decent horror film which definitely benefited from the complete disdain Kyra had for any and all social norms that most people have to observe. She was totally without conscience and human feeling. Even so this movie was clearly a grade-B film and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Average.


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