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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.


(as Charles F. Reisner)


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


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Release Date:

24 April 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crime Without Clues  »

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Technical Specs


| (TV) (edited)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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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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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