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Snakes in Movies
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Snake Face
All Movie Snakes
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Want to Kill You!
Snake Bites
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as Weapons
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to Shock Us
Dancing With Snakes
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Food or Medicine
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SnakeSexploitation
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
 
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Tarzana, the Wild Woman (1969)
 
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After seeing Femi Benussi's brief but luminous performance in Pasolini's The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966) (no herps, but there is a Marxist talking Raven) I did a search to see what other movies she made and discovered this gem. She plays Tarzana, a girl who has lived in the jungle most of her life, who rides around on an elephant wearing nothing but a loin cloth, like Tarzan. In fact, she spends most of the movie swimming, and talking to her chimp, and cuddling with baby wildcats while wearing nothing but a loin cloth. When she makes her version of the Tarzan yell, animals come running to her, including leopards, monkeys, and a snake.
 

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