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Male and Female  (1919)
 
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I was very surprised to see a Gila Monster in this great Cecil B. DeMille silent movie from 1919. Lila Lee is Tweeny, a Maid, who is on a yachting trip from England to the south seas with an English Lord and his family, including spoiled rich girl Gloria Swanson. The ship sinks and they all become stranded on a deserted island (Catalina Island with a bunch of fake palm trees.) Two years later the women are shooting bows and dressing like Robin Hood and they're all living in a house with their butler in charge. Before all that, when she is looking for food, Tweeny looks down to see a Gila Monster crawl out from some dead palm fronds. She runs away in terror.
 

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