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The Reptile (1966)

 -  Horror  -  6 April 1966 (USA)
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Harry Spalding and his wife Valerie inherit a cottage in a small country village after his brother mysteriously dies. The locals are unfriendly and his neighbor Dr. Franklyn (a doctor of ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Noel Willman ...
Dr. Franklyn
Jennifer Daniel ...
Valerie Spalding
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Harry George Spalding
Jacqueline Pearce ...
Anna Franklyn
Michael Ripper ...
Tom Bailey
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Mad Peter
Marne Maitland ...
The Malay
David Baron ...
Charles Edward Spalding
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
The Vicar
Harold Goldblatt ...
The Solicitor
George Woodbridge ...
Old Garnsey
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Harry Spalding and his wife Valerie inherit a cottage in a small country village after his brother mysteriously dies. The locals are unfriendly and his neighbor Dr. Franklyn (a doctor of theology) suggests they leave. They decide to stay only to find that a mysterious evil plagues the community. Written by H P Holley

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Despite playing the Title role Jacquleine Peacre only speaks 38 Min's into the film. See more »

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Reasonable Hammer Movie
24 January 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When his brother Charles Spalding (David Baron) mysteriously dies, Harry Spalding (Ray Barrett) and his wife Valerie (Jennifer Daniel) decide to move to the inherited cottage in a small village in the country. They are coldly received by the locals, with the exception of the bartender and owner of a pub Tom Bailey (Michael Ripper), who welcome them. His weird neighbor Dr. Franklyn (Noel Willman), who lives with his beautiful daughter Anna (Jacqueline Pearce), tries to persuade them to sell the house and leave the place, but the couple decides to stay. Harry and Valerie find that the locals are being killed by some snake and they feel threatened. When Anna asks for help and they trespass Dr. Franklyn's house, they find the horrible truth hidden in the place.

I have grownup watching Hammer horror movies in the movie theaters, mainly when I was a teenager. Therefore, Hammer movies have been and are very pleasant for me. "The Reptile" is only reasonable: the atmosphere is great, the snake-woman Jacqueline Pearce is really a very beautiful woman and the suspenseful story, although having many flaws and a weak conclusion, is attractive. The shape of snake woman recalls 1954 Universal's "Creature from the Black Lagoon". My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Serpente" ("The Serpent")


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