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The Cobra Strikes (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 24 April 1948 (USA)
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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Cast

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

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NO CLUES! NO MOTIVE! NO TELL-TALE MARKS! but 3 dead men prove it's MURDER (original poster) See more »


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24 April 1948 (USA)  »

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Crime Without Clues  »

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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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An efficient mystery yarn

Surprising that this very cute little noir has not been commented yet. Taut, fast paced and exciting story of detectives on rampage after a mysterious killer who uses a rare poison from cobras to execute a batch of persons. No length or boring moments, especially this steam bath sequence where one of the murders is committed. I have not seen the other Charles Reisner's features, except two featuring the Marx Brothers and Abbot and Costello. As I have already told in this talk lines, there are many of such little gems, that networks or collectors find from their vaults or attics - DVD, VHS, 16 or 35mm prints concerning the collectors.


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