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Herps In Silent Movies

These are movies made in the silent era before sound and dialogue were synchronized with the picture in 1927, taken from the main lists of Herps in Movies.

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The Big Parade (1925) 

An American soldier in WWI tries to impress a French girl with a frog he caught.
The Big Parade
Big Stakes (1922)

Getting bitten by a deadly Gila Monster is the price to pay for losing a bet.
Big Stakes
Dante's Inferno [L'inferno] (1911)

In Dante's version of Hell, thieves are punished in a giant pit full of nasty, biting snakes.
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)  

Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse milks a viper's venom to make poison.
Dr. Mabuse
Foolish Wives (1922) 

Bullfrogs are shown at a cabin in a swamp.
Foolish Wives
Girl Shy (1924) 

Harold Lloyd accidentally sits down on a sea turtle resting next to a pond. The turtle walks into the water and he falls in.
Girl Shy
Go West (1925) 

Buster Keaton hops a freight train to the West where one of the first thing he sees is a rattlesnake hiding in some cactus. He walks away from it, proving that you don't need to shoot every rattlesnake.
Go West
Greed (1924)  

A rattlesnake strikes out at a man and his mule travelling through Death Valley.
Greed (1924) 

A fugitive sees a Gila Monster and a Chuckwalla in Death Valley.
The Inhuman Woman (L'inhumaine) (1924) -

A jealous man puts a venomous snake in a flower arrangement to kill a woman who rejected him.
The Kid Brother (1927)  

Harold Lloyd picks up a stick to fight with, not knowing that there's a snake coiled around it, and when his enemy sees it, he turns around and runs.
Kid Brother
The Lost World (1925)

Members of an expedition in the Amazon jungle canoe past a snake wrapped around a tree branch above them.
The Lost World
The Lost World (1925)

A scientist on an expedition to the Amazon to find dinosaurs, studies two unusual lizards he found there.
The Lost World
The Magician (1926)

A horned viper in a snake charmer's tent at a Paris fair is used for a magic trick by a magician but then it bites one of the entertainers on the foot.
The Magician
Male and Female (1919)   

A woman on a deserted island in the south seas searches for food but finds a Gila Monster Beaded Lizard instead.
Male and Female
Male and Female (1919) 

A man castaway on an island tries to use a sea turtle as a pillow, then realizes his mistake.
Male and Female
Monsters of the Past (1923)

A large pre-historic bird catches and eats a snake.
Monsters of the Past Screenshot
The Perils of Pauline (1914) 

A Gypsy woman hides a snake under flowers in a basket and gives it to a woman hoping it will bite her and kill her. Her boyfriend finds it and whips it to death.
The Perils of Pauline
The Primitive Man (Brute Force) (1914)

A very large snake crawls around several cave people who wisely run away from it.
Primitive Man Screenshot
The Rattlesnake (1913)

As two men fight over a woman, one is accidentally killed by a rattlesnake. The surviving man catches the snake and keeps it at his home. After the woman he loves marries another man, the man puts the rattlesnake in her husband's bed to try to kill him.

Seven Chances (1925)

A man chased by hundreds of would-be brides jumps into a canal where he finds a turtle has become attached to his vest.

Bone Dry
The Show (1927) 

Zalina, the wild woman at a sideshow, pulls a huge Burmese Python out of a box.
The Show
The Show (1927) 

A deadly poisonous Green Iguana kills a man at a carnival then is stolen in an attempt to kill another man.
The Show
The Thief of Bagdad (1924) 

A snake kept in an orb on top of a scepter is used as a murder weapon.
Thief of Baghdad
A Trip to the Moon ("Le voyage dans la lune") (1902) 

A space capsule lands in an ocean populated by newts.
Trip to the Moon
The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) 

A cowboy shoots a rattlesnake for absolutely no good reason.
The Winning of Barbara Worth
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