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Robinson Crusoe (1954)
 
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This is based on the classic adventure novel by Daniel Defoe, published in 1719 and directed by the great Spanish filmmaker, Louis Bunuel. This was his first English language film, but it was made when he was making films in Mexico. The snake scene is brief.

On a journey to buy slaves in Africa, Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked on an unknown island. We see Crusoe learn how to survive on the island for most of the movie. In the end, he has lived on the island for 28 years when he and his companion Friday, who Crusoe rescued from cannibals, discover that a band of mutineers have rowed to the island with their ship's officers in bondage. As the mutineers fight off a bunch of cannibals, Crusoe and Friday free the officers. The mutineers follow them all to Crusoe's fort to search for gold. While ransacking the fort, one of the mutineers discovers a snake in a box full of grain. He pulls out his pistol and shoots it (because the only good snake is a dead snake.) Then he continues with his pillaging.

The snake we see is a live snake. I think it is some kind of Mexican rattlesnake since the film was shot in Mexico. As far as I can tell, they actually killed the snake for the scene, because we see it without a head.