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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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10 Exotic Cult Movies From Around The World
 (From Obsessed with Film. 16 December 2013, 8:31 AM, PST)

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Guttersnipe sexploitation/romance picture with disco snake-dancing chick! See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Guttersnipe sexploitation/romance picture with disco snake-dancing chick!, 26 October 2006
Author: EyeAskance from fabulous Las Vega$!

Glenda Kemp, a real-life snake dancer, delivers a C minus lead performance in this presumably semi-biographical South African sexploiter. The schmaltzy story concerns Kemp finding true love in her life, and having to choose between it and her career as a...*ahem*...exotic stage dancer...*cough*...who uses live snakes in her act.

Although a few stretches of boredom disqualify this oddity from "all-time classic sleaze" nominations, there is still enough poky appeal to curb most fans of strange, art-void cinema. The spasmodic placement of a perfervid soap-suds romance within the glamorous, sub-rosa world of reptile pole-dancer pageantry was certainly a one-time-only concept, a novelty even further itallicized by the film's literal and serious elucidation. This self-composed approach to such drooling indelicacies may put some viewers off...and leave others to sneer with delighted schadenfreude.


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