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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
SnakeSexploitation
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
 
Rattlesnakes
Cobras
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas




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The Show (1927)
 
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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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This is a fun silent movie directed by the great Todd Browning who directed the cult classic "Freaks" in 1932 and "Dracula" with Bela Lugosi in 1931. It stars John Gilbert as Cock Robin the "ballyhoo man" at a carnival in Hungary. Every woman who looks at him wants him and he is happy to take advantage of all of them, but it gets him in trouble with their boyfriends and with the law. We see him as the barker for several sideshow acts - Zela, the half lady, Arachinda, the human spider, and Neptuna, the queen of mermaids, all of whom lust after him. We also see Zalina, a wild woman in a leopard skin dress and blonde afro, pull a large Burmese Python out of a box and drape it around her shoulders. That's all we get snake-wise in the movie, a lizard has the best role, which you can see on this page.
 

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