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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The River (1951)
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Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching the film.
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"Beauty...Mystery...Delightful Humor..."

In a beautiful film by the great French director Jean Renoir, a young English boy living in India sees a snake charmer and develops a fascination with cobras. He sees one in the bushes at a small shrine next to a large banyan tree where people leave milk as an offering to a god. He returns with a bowl of milk for the snake and plays a flute to try to lure it out. (Based on the misconceptions that snakes like milk, and that cobras are attracted to music.) The snake comes out and hoods up. Later we see his dead body, apparently after being bitten by the cobra. The cobra use here looks like a real one, but I'm not sure what species it is.

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