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Michael McCabe (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 March 1976 (South Africa) See more »
Little girls shouldn't play with snakes.
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Directed by
Dirk de Villiers 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael McCabe  screenplay

Produced by
Dirk de Villiers .... producer
Neil Hetherington .... associate producer
Original Music by
Zane Cronjé 
Cinematography by
Uwe Beckmann (lighting cameraman)
Film Editing by
Thys de Wit 
Henry Richardson 
Art Direction by
Tommy Kieser 
Makeup Department
Lewis Rabkin .... hair stylist (as Lewis Rabin)
Lewis Rabkin .... makeup artist (as Lewis Rabin)
Sound Department
Archie Davids .... sound editor
Archie Davids .... sound mixer
Alan Gerhardt .... sound
Ricky Rossouw .... assistant sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicholas Kganyago .... grip
Gerry Lotter .... assistant camera
Victor Malabi .... grip
Billy Prout-Jones .... still photographer
Herbert Sigenu .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Beckmann .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Jasmina Beyers .... assistant editor
Victor Malabi .... assistant editor
Music Department
Zane Cronjé .... music arranger
Charles Segal .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Jenny Du Plessis .... continuity
Juli Lotter .... caterer
Isabel Mayberry .... choreographer
Gillian Ryan .... production assistant
Johann Swanepoel .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Glenda" - South Africa (English title) (alternative title)
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87 min

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Exotic Dancing and Semi-Biography, 23 May 2009
Author: buzznjackal

I'm always on the look out for a good sleazy film and "Snake Dancer", sounded about right. Biography of South African woman Glenda Kemp shows us a bit of life as a child and some of the adversities with family and those close to her as she pursued doing what she enjoyed best, dancing. The film follows Glenda briefly as a child and moves on quickly to adulthood just enough to get a background of key points in her life. We watch as her love for dancing grows throughout the film and her experiences shape her character into the woman she becomes. There are many good scenes of Glenda performing her exotic dance routines on stage in front of audiences. I thought the biographical portions of the film were shot quite nicely and I felt for Glenda as she fought adversity to follow her dreams against adversity. The exotic dancing were very good with using puppets and snakes with much ingenuity and energy. The only thing that I didn't like about the film was the last minute of the film. I won't spoil it for you but lets just say I had expected a better ending than the one portrayed in the film.

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