Cobra Woman

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Cobra Woman
Directed by Robert Siodmak
Produced by George Waggner
Written by Scott Darling (story)
Gene Lewis
Richard Brooks
Starring Maria Montez
Jon Hall
Edgar Barrier
Mary Nash
Music by Edward Ward
Cinematography W. Howard Greene
Edited by Charles Maynard
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • May 12, 1944 (1944-05-12)
Running time
71 minutes
Language English

Cobra Woman is a 1944 American melodrama/adventure film of the South Seas genre, directed by Robert Siodmak. It stars Jon Hall, Sabu, Mary Nash, Lon Chaney, Jr. and, in a dual role, Maria Montez. Shot in Technicolor, this film is typical of Montez's career at Universal Pictures, and, although mostly forgotten today by the general public, venerated as a camp classic for its legendary phallic snake-dance, and Montez's immortal words: "Geev me the Cobra jewl (sic)".

Avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger has called it his favourite film. Film critic Leonard Maltin gave the film three stars out of four and called it a camp classic.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Cobra Woman (1944) - Overview". Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  2. ^ Cobra Woman at Maria Montez fansite; accessed March 15, 2014.

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