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Snakes in Movies
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All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Dancing With Snakes
Giant Monster Snakes
Pet Snakes
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Snake Bites
Snake Charmers
Snake Face
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Snake People
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Snakes & Skulls
Snakes Run Amok
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Snakes Used
for Comedy
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snakes Used
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes

Kinds of Snakes
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas
Unusual Species

Snakes Indoors
Snakes in Jungles
and Swamps
Snakes In Trees

Genres & Locations
Snakes In
Snakes in
Asian Movies
Herps in
Australian Movies
Herps in
James Bond Movies
Herps in
Silent Movies
Herps in
Spielberg Movies
Snakes in Movies
The River (1951)
Spoiler Alert !

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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"Beauty...Mystery...Delightful Humor..."

In a beautiful film by the great French director Jean Renoir, a young English boy living in India sees a snake charmer and develops a fascination with cobras. He sees one in the bushes at a small shrine next to a large banyan tree where people leave milk as an offering to a god. He returns with a bowl of milk for the snake and plays a flute to try to lure it out. (Based on the misconceptions that snakes like milk, and that cobras are attracted to music.) The snake comes out and spreads its hood. Later we see the boy's dead body, apparently after he was bitten by the cobra.

The cobra used here looks like a real one, but don't know what species it is.