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Cobra Woman (1944)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 12 May 1944 (USA)
A beautiful woman is abducted from her peaceful South Seas home and taken to Cobra Island, where her grandmother Queen wants her to displace her evil twin sister and vengeance against her priest and corrupt advisor.

Director:

Robert Siodmak

Writers:

Gene Lewis (screenplay), Richard Brooks (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maria Montez ... Tollea / Naja
Jon Hall ... Ramu
Sabu ... Kado
Edgar Barrier ... Martok
Mary Nash ... Queen
Lois Collier ... Veeda
Samuel S. Hinds ... Father Paul
Moroni Olsen ... MacDonald
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Hava (as Lon Chaney)
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Storyline

Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are frequently sacrificed to an angry volcano god, worship the cobra. The island is ruled over by Tollea's evil twin Naja, the Cobra Woman, who, besides having designs on her new prisoner Ramu, also desires to eliminate any competition from her benevolent sister. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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STRANGE LOVES, UNBELIEVABLE ADVENTURES in the SOUTH SEAS! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Filmmaker Kenneth Anger named it his favorite film. See more »

Goofs

During the snake dances, the cobra is an obvious puppet in the long- and medium-distance shots and a real cobra in the snake-only closeups. See more »

Quotes

Kado: Look! Music maker also murder stick!
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Featured in The Thoughts That Once We Had (2015) See more »

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staggering fantasy
26 May 2000 | by rbrtptrckSee all my reviews

Priceless camp. Deliriously gratifying good-twin/evil-twin struggle for religious power (for good or evil) over isolated island kingdom. Forties movie morality at its most unreal. Evil (i.e. sexy) twin's cooch-dance causes death. Good twin's frigid immobility brings life and, as one giddy handmaiden in nylon veils cries, freedom to "worship as we choose!" Narcissistic Maria Montez obviously adores playing with herself, and makes both twins florid and fruity. I'd love to have a VIDEO or SCRIPT of this eye-popping, unique hallucination. Sample of style: When the island rumbles from volcanic activity, someone always mutters, "Fire mountain angry!"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cobra Woman See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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