The Leech Woman

Synopsis: An endocrinologist in a dysfunctional marriage with an aging, alcoholic wife journeys to Africa seeking a drug that will restore youth.
Director(s): Edward Dein
Production: Universal
77 min

all indicate extreme old age.

Would you help her up?

I'd be tempted to believe you

if you had a birth certificate.

That is my birth certificate.

The brand of the Arab slaver who stole me

and my mother from Africa,

and sold us across the sea

140 years ago.

140 years ago?

I was more fortunate than most.

My mother comforted me.

I learned much from her,

things that you'd want to know.

What things?

When we are alone,

I will speak.

Sally, would you mind?

Now, what did you learn from your mother

that you think could be of value to me?

I am of the Nando people

who once lived in Tanganyika,

beyond the Kalambo Falls.

I thought they were all dead,

but now I hear

that many of my tribe still live

deep in the wilderness.

I want to go to them.

You will give me the money to go.

And why should I do that?

Are you not trying to find a way to make

the old young again?

Only to make them younger.

Nothing can reverse the aging process.

Nothing that you would know about.

Help me down, please.

This is all that remains

of my inheritance,

a few pinches of the life-giving Nipe

my mother left me.

Nipe? What is it?

I don't know.

All that I know is that it has kept me alive

many years beyond my time.

And if I would be young again,

I must return to my people.

Are you saying this powder

will make you young again?

No. That slows the approach of death.

There is another substance that

must be mixed with it to make one young.

I don't know what it is. It's the secret

of the high priest of Nandos.

I'm a man of science.

I don't pay for mumbo jumbo.

I won't take any more of your time.

You can get your coat.

Then return the Nipe.

There are other scientists.

One might even ask for a demonstration

before he tells me to go.

A demonstration?

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