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Director:
Writers:
Jerry Davis (story)
Jerry Davis (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
5 August 1955 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The fangs of the Snake Goddess will PIERCE YOUR FLESH! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A CULT CLASSIC, HAS ANY ONE SEEN THIS MOVIE? See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Faith Domergue ... Lisa Moya

Richard Long ... Paul Able

Marshall Thompson ... Tom Markel

Kathleen Hughes ... Julia Thompson
William Reynolds ... Pete Norton

Jack Kelly ... Carl Turner
Myrna Hansen ... Marian Sheehan

David Janssen ... Rico Nardi
Leonard Strong ... Daru
James Dobson ... Cpl. Nick Hommel
Walter Coy ... Police Inspector
Carlsson ... Cult Dancer (as The Carlssons)
Carlsson ... Cult Danceuse (as The Carlssons)
Olan Soule ... Major Martin Fielding
Helen Wallace ... Mrs. Webber
Mary Alan Hokanson ... Army Nurse (as Mary Ann Hokanson)
John Halloran ... Lamian High Priest
Alan Reynolds ... Captain Steve Williams
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Dillaway ... Onlooker at Carl's Death (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Hotdog Stand Proprietor (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Tourist in Asian Market Square (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Officer in Asian Market Square (uncredited)

Edward Platt ... Lamian Threatening Death (uncredited)

Bing Russell ... Laundry Man (uncredited)
Jack Rutherford ... Policeman (uncredited)
William Vedder ... Stagedoor Watchman (uncredited)
Jarl Victor ... Laboratory Worker (uncredited)
Larry Williams ... Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis D. Lyon 
 
Writing credits
Jerry Davis (story)

Jerry Davis (screenplay) and
Cecil Maiden (screenplay) and
Richard Collins (screenplay)

Produced by
Howard Pine .... producer
 
Original Music by
Irving Gertz (uncredited)
William Lava (uncredited)
Lou Maury (uncredited)
Stanley Wilson (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty 
 
Film Editing by
Milton Carruth 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
John Meehan 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Ray Jeffers 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Lollier .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Joe Lapis .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... musical director
Everett Carter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Milton Rosen .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harold Goodwin .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
82 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (Certificate #17364) | USA:Not Rated (DVD)

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Trivia:
Mari Blanchard started the film, but was replaced after a few days' shooting by Faith Domergue.See more »
Quotes:
Daru:I have a great need of money, and for a great need, an old man will take a great risk.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Wagon Master (1950)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A CULT CLASSIC, HAS ANY ONE SEEN THIS MOVIE?, 14 April 2000
Author: ash-79 from Washington, DC

I really like this movie, but most reviews that I see seem to trash it. It has an excellent cast of B movie stars, who are probably trying at this time to get recognition. They are Faith Domergue, Richard Long, David Janssen, Jack Kelly and Marshall Thompson. Here is a quick synopsis of the movie:

Stationed in Asia, six American G.I.'s witness the secret ritual of Lamians (worshipers of women who change into serpents). When discovered by the cult, the High Lamain Priest vows that the Cobra Goodess will avenge herself. Once back in the U.S., a mysterious woman enters into their lives and accidents begin to happen. The shadow of a cobra is seen before each death.

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