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Cobra Woman (1944)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  12 May 1944 (USA)
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Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are ... See full summary »

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Hava (as Lon Chaney)
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Veeda
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Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are frequently sacrificed to an angry volcano god, worship the cobra. The island is ruled over by Tollea's evil twin Naja, the Cobra Woman, who, besides having designs on her new prisoner Ramu, also desires to eliminate any competition from her benevolent sister. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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TOLLEA! TEMPTRESS OF TERROR! (original poster) See more »

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12 May 1944 (USA)  »

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A Mulher Serpente  »

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Filmmaker Kenneth Anger named it his favorite film. See more »

Goofs

How did the chimpanzee travel from the mainland to Cobra Island? See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Tollea: I have SPOKEN!
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Referenced in Sabu: The Elephant Boy (1993) See more »

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Reemaimbair ladies, you haf seen nothin' unushell here today
11 October 1998 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Must be seen to be believed. This is a classic! The cobra dance will have you on the floor, guaranteed. Note that the deus ex machina is a chimpanzee. Fabulous performance by Maria Montez as good and evil twins with able support from Sabu, John Hall, and the old lady who plays Maria's grandmother. "Joo meen, Joo arre my grandmother!" Favorite moments: Bad twin's procession to the bathing site, all scenes with Sabu, "the Fire Death Hymn". But NOTHING can top the cobra dance. And you'll love the headwear. Don't miss it!


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