Cult of the Cobra (1955)

I watched the 1955 Universal International movie, Cult of the Cobra on Svengoolie. Six American Air Force officers are exploring an Asian Bazaar before shipping home, post World War II. They meet a snake charmer and convince him to sneak them into a secret ritual of Lamians (worshipers of women who can change into serpents). During the ceremony, they are exposed and the high priest pronounces a death curse on them. The movie is directed by Francis D. Lyon (The Great Locomotive Chase, Destination Inner Space, Castle of Evil, The Girl Who Knew Too Much)

and produced by Howard Pine (The Private War of Major Benson, The Man From Bitter Ridge, Bailout at 43,000, Speedtrap). The beautiful Lisa Moya is played by Faith Domergue (Young Widow, This Island Earth, It Came from Beneath the Sea, Timeslip,

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet, The House of Seven Corpses). The other stars are Richard Long (The Dark Mirror, The Life of Riley, House on Haunted Hill, Tv episodes of 77 Sunset Strip, The Big Valley, Nanny and the Professor,

Marshall Thompson (It! The Terror from Beyond Space, First Man into Space, Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion, Tv episodes of Daktari), Kathleen Hughes (It Came from Outer Space, The Glass Web, TV episodes of The Ghost & Mrs. Muir),

William Reynolds (Francis Goes to West Point, The Land Unknown, The Thing That Couldn’t Die, TV episodes of The F.B.I.), Jack Kelly (Forbidden Planet, TV episodes of Bart Maverick on Maverick, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries)

Myrna Hansen (Miss USA 1953, runner-up in 1953 Miss Universe, did Coppertone sun tan commercials, David Janssen (Bonzo Goes to College, Francis in the Navy, The Green Berets,

TV episodes of Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Dr. Richard Kimble on the Fugitive, O’Hara, U.S. Treasury, Harry O) and Edward Platt (The Chief on Get Smart)

The Cobra Goddess will avenger herself! On by one, you will die!

Lamian (Edward Platt)

I liked the movie and I’ll give it 3 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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