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The Flying Serpent (1946)

Approved | | Horror | 1 February 1946 (USA)
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The demented archaeologist Dr. Andrew Forbes (George Zucco) discovers a living, breathing serpent creature known to the Aztecs as Quetzalcoatl (the Killer Bird God) and accidentally kills ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Ralph Lewis ...
Richard Thorpe
Hope Kramer ...
Mary Forbes
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Jerry 'Jonsey' Jones
Wheaton Chambers ...
Louis Havener
James Metcalf ...
Dr. John Lambert (as James Metcalfe)
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Sheriff Bill Hayes
Milton Kibbee ...
Hastings (as Miltin Kibbee)
Budd Buster ...
Head of Inquest
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Vance Bennett
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The demented archaeologist Dr. Andrew Forbes (George Zucco) discovers a living, breathing serpent creature known to the Aztecs as Quetzalcoatl (the Killer Bird God) and accidentally kills his wife by giving her one of the beast's feathers, causing the creature to track her down and slaughter her. Now Dr. Forbes uses this twisted knowledge to extract revenge upon his enemies by placing one of the serpent's feathers on his intended victim and letting the beast loose to wreak havoc. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Relic of an ancient terror born a billion years ago!

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Approved
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1 February 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Killer with Wings  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Saturday 5 February 1949 on the Film Theater of the Air on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Saturday 2 April 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

Goofs

Mary Forbes (Hope Kramer) is referred to as the daughter of Professor Andrew Forbes (George Zucco) in the first half of the movie. Later she is called his stepdaughter. See more »

Quotes

Mary Forbes: Doctor Lambert, I wish there had never been any such thing as Aztec Indians! Father does nothing but think, dream and talk Aztecs!
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Crazy Credits

Director Jean Yarbrough's name spelled as ``Yarborough'' in credits. See more »

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Referenced in Nightmare in Blood (1977) See more »

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Quetzalcoatl is coming to get you
6 March 2006 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I'd been after The Flying Serpent for some time and finally obtained it at the beginning of this year (2006) when a mate ordered it for me from Amazon. Despite reading some bad reviews, I quite enjoyed it.

A mad Professor, Andrew Forbes discovers a living example of Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec flying reptile/bird god. He then gets feathers off it and gives them to people he doesn't like and sends the creature to these people and it kills them. Police are baffled by these deaths and towards the end, Forbes ends up with a feather himself...

A rather unconvincing model on strings was used for Quetzalcoatl and you can see these at times.

The cast is lead by B-horror regular George Zucco (Fog Island, Scared To Death) as Forbes. I've haven't heard of anybody else in this.

The Flying Serpent is a good way to spend an hour. Very enjoyable.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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