A Guide to the Amphibians
and Reptiles of California

Snakes In Movies

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Snakes in Movies
Lizards in Movies
Turtles in Movies
Amphibians in Movies
Alligators and Crocodiles
in Movies
Snake Face
All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Snake Bites
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Giant Monster Snakes with a Taste
for Human Flesh
Pet Snakes
Snakes Used
to Shock Us
Dancing With Snakes
Snake Charmers
Snake People
Snakes Used Realistically
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snake Fights
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas

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Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
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Fritz Lang made several films about Dr. Mabuse, the evil criminal mastermind who has the power to control other people's minds. In this one, Mabuse is in his laboratory where we see two terrariums with snakes in them. He pulls one out grabbing it by the neck with small tongs, and hands it to an assistant who grabs it by the neck. The snake looks like a harmless snake with a non-viper-like head. Then we see a close-up of what is probably the hands of two snake wranglers and a different snake, some kind of a viper, with fangs that are milked of their venom into a glass bowl. Then Mabuse puts the snake back in the terrarium. We never see what he does with the venom, but later some poison is given to a woman who is coerced to take it, and we can deduce that it was made with the snake venom.

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