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The Flying Serpent (1946)

Approved | | Horror | 1 February 1946 (USA)
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The demented archaeologist Dr. Andrew Forbes discovers a living, breathing serpent creature known to the Aztecs as Quetzalcoatl, the Killer Bird God, and accidentally kills his wife by ... See full summary »

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Sam Newfield (as Sherman Scott)

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John T. Neville (screenplay by), John T. Neville (original story by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Zucco ... Prof. Andrew Forbes
Ralph Lewis Ralph Lewis ... Richard Thorpe
Hope Kramer Hope Kramer ... Mary Forbes
Eddie Acuff ... Jerry 'Jonsey' Jones
Wheaton Chambers Wheaton Chambers ... Louis Havener
James Metcalf James Metcalf ... Dr. John Lambert (as James Metcalfe)
Henry Hall ... Sheriff Bill Hayes
Milton Kibbee ... Hastings (as Miltin Kibbee)
Budd Buster ... Head of Inquest
Terry Frost ... Vance Bennett
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Storyline

The demented archaeologist Dr. Andrew Forbes discovers a living, breathing serpent creature known to the Aztecs as Quetzalcoatl, the Killer Bird God, and accidentally kills his wife by giving her one of the beast's feathers, causing the creature to track her down and slaughter her. Now Dr. Forbes uses this twisted knowledge to extract revenge upon his enemies by placing one of the serpent's feathers on his intended victim and letting the beast loose to wreak havoc. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Relic of an ancient terror born a billion years ago!

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer with Wings See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Saturday 5 February 1949 on the Film Theater of the Air on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Saturday 2 April 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

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In an early scene, Dr. John Lambert (James Metcalf) refers to his job as "orthinologist." He means "ornithologist." See more »

Quotes

Mary Forbes: Doctor Lambert, I wish there had never been any such thing as Aztec Indians! Father does nothing but think, dream and talk Aztecs!
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Director Jean Yarbrough's name spelled as ``Yarborough'' in credits. See more »

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Referenced in Q (1982) See more »

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"Well, It Was Pretty, And Very Odd!"...
18 December 2018 | by azathothpwigginsSee all my reviews

THE FLYING SERPENT stars George Zucco (DEAD MEN WALK, VOODOO MAN) as Professor Andrew Forbes, a greedy archaeologist who fervently protects an Aztec treasure he's discovered. How does he protect it? He has the legendary creature, Quetzalcoatl kept in a cage. Knowing how the big Q covets its feathers, Forbes leaves one w/ anyone he sees as a threat to his wealth. Then, throats are torn out and jugular veins severed! Can Forbes be stopped, before further blood-letting takes place? As others have already stated, this is a "re-imagining" of THE DEVIL BAT w/ Bela Lugosi. This time, instead of a bat, we get the titular terror. Rather than special shaving lotion, it's lost plumage that drives this beast wild! Zucco is his old, perfectly stolid self, and Quetzalcoatl is serviceable enough, especially for a PRC release. An enjoyable yarn...


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