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Friday, January 22, 2016

Video Beaverhausen:Cobra Woman with the Divine Maria Montez

What divine hokum this is! Now officially on dvd from Universal Classics. It's a camp classic for sure.

Maria Montez is reported to have said, "Sometimes I look in the mirror and think I am the most beautiful woman I have ever seen!"

This Dominican's beauty and ego took her far in Hollywood's exotic South Seas mini-epics.

Cobra Woman is, in my opinion, one of the all-time great camp classics. I love it when Montez declares, "I am the rrrrrightful rrrrrrruler of dees island paradise!" or "Geef me da cobra jewells!"

Montez's Cobra Dance is a must see! What a klutzy dance it is as she hilariously strikes a pose, vogues and points out peasant women to be sacrificed to the volcano. Ah, yes, the volcano figures largely into the climax.

Jon Hall and Sabu co-star. When you see Montez walking through the L.A. Botanical Gardens as part of her tropical island, you're assured this is top-notch tacky!

Favorite dialogue:
Sabu: So you're the boss here?
Queen: No, I'm only the queen.

Even my straight brother commented on the outrageousness of all the headpieces in this flick!

Must be seen to be believed. I first saw this on tv, then at St Marks Cinemas on the screen in the '80s. Brilliant Technicolor!

1 comment:

  1. I've just watched this film and love it to bits. That's next Halloween sorted.

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