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Cobra Woman (1944)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 12 May 1944 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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TOLLEA! TEMPTRESS OF TERROR! (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Serpente 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

Taking a small boat to travel to Cobra Island and then leaving it to drift, a short distance away from the shore, before transferring to a rowing boat is illogical. Furthermore, when the rowing boat is beached, it it left far too close to the waves to avoid being swept away to sea by the tide. 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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twin sisters, good and bad, on a voodoo island
15 March 2006 | by dougbrodeSee all my reviews

If the term Camp had never been created, then we'd have to come up with it to describe this deliriously awful, delightfully irresistible trash-masterpiece from the 1940s. Maria Montez (the queen of Camp) plays a pair of sisters, one good and one bad, who vie for control of a voodoo island. In dazzling color, the bad sister dances wildly as the natives all beg for pity, as they know that any one she happens to point to will be executed to satisfy her lust for blood. Jon Hall, later Ramar of the Jungle on TV, is the goodguy, with Sabu as his sidekick. Absolutely hypnotic in its chromotic silliness, and a must-see for all fans of films that truly are so bad that they're good.


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