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Snakes in Movies
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The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
 
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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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In this silent movie from 1924 starring Douglas Fairbanks, a court magician for the Mongol Prince has a staff carved like a straight snake, covered with scales, with a round latticed orb on top. There is a snake inside the orb which has a hole big enough so the snake can poke its head out and bite someone (but apparently, it can't escape through the hole, which doesn't make any sense, so you probably shouldn't bother making a snake orb weapon for yourself.) He steals a magic golden apple and needs someone dead to demonstrate that the apple can bring someone back to life.  He orders his henchman to use the snake orb to kill a fisherman. The snake doesn't even bite the guy but he keels over and turns black anyway. The snake looks like either a Long-nosed Snake or a small California Kingsnake, we don't see it very well.

 

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