Weak Hammer adaptation of the Haggard novel. Andress is well cast here and such Hammer stalwarts as Cushing and Lee are welcome but rest of cast seems to be going through the genre motions. Main problem is the lack of memorable scenes save the ending. The problem seems to be in the scripting here.
Middling Hammer adventure film has its moments - a handful of rousing action sequences, James Bernard's solid score, and the presence of Hammer stalwarts Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee never hurts. But it's all weighted down by a weak script that relies on too many dialogue-heavy, unconvincing love scenes. Pretty forgettable, and far inferior to Merian C. Cooper's classic 1935 version.