|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.