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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)

Writers:

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

Certificate:

Approved
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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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Trivia

Shot in 1945, not released until 1946. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

Director Jean Yarbrough's name spelled as ``Yarborough'' in credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nightmare in Blood (1977) See more »

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Bloodthirsty ancient chicken-bird attacks!
29 March 2001 | by Eegah GuySee all my reviews

What's the only reason to watch this besides George Zucco's scenery chewing? Why it's watching a pathetic feathery prop on a string cause fear and death in its search all of its feathers. Basically this is a loose remake of DEVIL BAT with Zucco replacing Bela Lugosi as the madman.


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