Cobra Woman (1944) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cobra Woman (1944)




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In this campy fantasy, the dreaded Cobra woman slithers through the African jungle. The story chronicles the struggle between two twin sisters, one good, the other evil, over the right to reign in the local cobra-worshiping cult.


Maria Montez
as Tollea / Naja
as Kado
Mary Nash
as Queen
Samuel S. Hinds
as Father Paul
Moroni Olsen
as MacDonald
Paulita Arvizu
as Handmaiden
Vivian Austin
as Handmaiden
Robert Barron
as Chief Guard
Fritz Leiber
as Venreau
Belle Mitchell
as Native Woman
John Bagni
as Native
Beth Dean
as Handmaiden
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Critic Reviews for Cobra Woman

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Although not a musical, Cobra Woman functions as one, boasting Naja's orgiastic undulating cobra dance and the mellifluous ring of Montez's thickly accented line delivery.

August 11, 2005

Decades later, it's easy to see why this Maria Montez exotic adventure became a cult item and a campy picture for gay and straight viewers.

March 8, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A fun-filled camp fantasy melodrama about cobra worshippers on an exotic secret tropical island.

August 4, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Adventure filled with spectacle and brilliant color.

July 6, 2010 | Full Review…

A deliciously detestable Hollywood relic; a bad movie that knows how to be good.

March 27, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cobra Woman


I don't know what the big deal is about this movie being campy, it seemed like a normal weird island secret cult movie to me, I've seen other movies like that before and this isn't anything different. I wouldn't consider this campy or a cult classic or anything, it's just a silly island horror movie.

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