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Black Snake (1973)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  10 August 1973 (West Germany)
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Story of a slave revolt on a 19th-century Caribbean island.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anouska Hempel ...
Lady Susan Walker
David Warbeck ...
Sir Charles Walker / Ronald Sopwith
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Joxer Tierney
Thomas Baptiste ...
Isiah
Milton McCollin ...
Joshua
Bernard Boston ...
Capt. Raymond Daladier
Vikki Richards ...
Cleone
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Jonathan Walker (as Dave Prowse)
Bloke Modisane ...
Bottoms
Anthony Sharp ...
Lord Clive (as Anthony Sharpe)
Robert Lee ...
Informer
Carl Corbin ...
Stalwart
Ebbie Clark ...
Cart Driver
Sydney A. Harris ...
Village Elder
Donna Young ...
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Story of a slave revolt on a 19th-century Caribbean island.

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No man escaped her island -- or her whip! See more »

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Thriller

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10 August 1973 (West Germany)  »

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Black Snake: The Whip  »

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Director Russ Meyer stated in an interview that this film was his "statement" film against racial bigotry. See more »

Quotes

Lady Susan Walker: Wait! A snake in my tub, will you?
Joxer Tierney: What's going on here?
Lady Susan Walker: Killing him is not the answer. If you want to turn their guts to water, you're gonna have to come up with something special. Their blasted missionary's turned them into 'God-Save-Us' Christians... cramming their woolly heads with empty words like equality, justice and mercy.
Joshua: Honky whore!
Lady Susan Walker: [she slaps him] His only begotten son... Crucify the bastard!
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Great exploitation stuff!
18 March 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie about 6-7 years ago at the midnight premier on German cable television and I do not wonder why many people don´t know this flick, because it´s the most unusual work director Russ Meyer ever did: there are no women with outsized tits, and the typical grotesque humor is also missing. Instead of it "Black Snake!" is a plain final speech against any form of colonialism, suppression and slavery. Main actress Anouska Hempel leads her plantation like a cruel mistress treats her subordinates, but at the end the exploited revolt and take bitter revenge against their tormentors... Perhaps this film is the most political statement Russ Meyer ever did, although it also contains a big circumference of sexual symbols and a lot of violent sequences. People who love B-movies or the exploitation films from the 70s will surely like this one. However, inveterated Russ Meyer fans should take care: this is not business as usual!!!


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