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Cult of the Cobra (1955)

Approved | | Fantasy, Horror | 16 May 1955 (UK)
American G.I.s who trespass on a Hindu ceremony are hunted down by a beautiful woman who has the power to transform herself into a cobra.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lisa Moya
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Paul Able
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Tom Markel
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Julia Thompson
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Pete Norton
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Carl Turner
Myrna Hansen ...
Marian Sheehan
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Rico Nardi
Leonard Strong ...
Daru
James Dobson ...
Cpl. Nick Hommel
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Police Inspector
Carl Carlsson ...
Cult Dancer (as The Carlssons)
Ruth Carlsson ...
Cult Dancer (as The Carlssons)
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Major Martin Fielding
Helen Wallace ...
Mrs. Webber
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Storyline

While stationed in Asia, six American G.I.'s witness the secret ritual of Lamians (worshipers of women who can change into serpents). When discovered by the cult, the High Lamian Priest vows that "the Cobra Goddess will avenge herself". Once back in the United States, a mysterious woman enters into their lives and accidents begin to happen. The shadow of a cobra is seen just before each death. Written by Scott Blacksher

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Can a woman's beauty be changed to a thing of terror? See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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16 May 1955 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

De verering van de cobra  »

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1.85 : 1
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Richard Long (Paul Able) and Marshall Thompson (Tom Markel) were brothers-in-law in real life as Long's elder sister Barbara Long was married to Thompson from 1949 until his death in 1992. See more »

Quotes

Tom Markel: Hi baby, want an egg?
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References Bright Leaf (1950) See more »

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Great, But For the Wrong Reasons
22 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

American G.I.'s who trespass in on a forbidden Hindu ceremony are relentlessly hunted down by a beautiful woman who has the power to metamorphose into a snake.

While the film gets a bit slow in the middle, the end is exciting and so is the beginning. What made this film great, for me, was the talented snake dancer from the cult. Her face is obscured, but her body is capable of amazing bends and twists.

One of the only really big drawbacks to the film is that the audience knows what is going on from the very beginning. We see the men try to solve a mystery we already know. The urge to yell "you are so stupid" is hard to suppress. And they really are not that stupid -- they simply have not reached the illogical conclusion we already know to be true.


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