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The Cobra Strikes (1948)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  24 April 1948 (USA)
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Hard-boiled reporter Mike Kent investigates the murder of a prominent scientist and stumbles upon a sinister plot to steal a fortune in jewels.


(as Charles F. Reisner)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheila Ryan ...
Dale Cameron
Richard Fraser ...
Olga Kaminoff
Herbert Heyes ...
Theodore Cameron / Dr. Damon Cameron
James Seay ...
Police Capt. Monihan
Richard Loo ...
Hyder Ali
Lyle Latell ...
Police Sgt. Harris
Atlas Kilroy
Philip Ahn ...
Fred Nurney ...
Franz Lang
Leslie Denison ...
Morton--New Butler
George Sorel ...
Victor Devereaux
Dr. Keating
Dean Riesner ...
Detective Brody
Howard Negley ...
Safari Club Doorman


Hard-boiled reporter Mike Kent investigates the murder of a prominent scientist and stumbles upon a sinister plot to steal a fortune in jewels.

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24 April 1948 (USA)  »

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Crime Without Clues  »

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| (TV) (edited)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Re-titled, and edited down to less than 30 minutes, it was sold to television in the early 1950s as part of a syndicated half-hour mystery show. See more »

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Confusing minor whodunit
18 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

There are only two names I recognized in "The Cobra Strike"'s cast list: Sheila Ryan and Leslie Brooks. Ryan plays the female lead but she's more subdued than usual, while Brooks has a supporting role, with an on-again, off-again Russian accent. The rest of the cast is pretty anonymous, and combined with the lack of proper introduction for most of the characters, the result is confusion. The mystery plot has its moments (the murder in the steam room and the murder in the screening room), but it cheats because the first death occurs much quicker than the others (at the end we learn the poison takes three minutes to cause death). It's not among the worst movies of its kind, but it's not necessary viewing for anyone except the most dedicated whodunit buffs. ** out of 4.

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