Monday, September 26, 2016

By the Gods!

Maria Montez is COBRA WOMAN

Maria plays a double role as twin sisters, the evil queen Naja, who rules the remote Pacific island, and Tollea.  In this scene, it's the good Tollea pretending to be Naja, who was summoned in order to sacrifice Jon Hall and Sabu (not shown). The film, a camp classic, follows the typical PEPLUM plot line almost scene by scene. Very colourful and great costumes, which are a mix of Arabian, Aztec and Las Vegas. Directed by German-born Robert Siodmak, who went on to direct a couple of films during the PEPLUM explosion of the 1960s, including THE LAST ROMAN. Only 71 minutes long.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

I agree that this film is most enjoyable. It probably sets the all time record for campyness.

Maria Montez was a fairly poor actress who never learned to speak good English. However, for flicks such as this one (or her three Arabian Nights type movies) it simply does not really matter.