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The Man and the Snake (1972)

Not Rated | | Short | 1972 (UK)
Invited to dine at the home of a boy he's schooling, tutor Harker Brayton (John Fraser) is given a full introduction to his host Dr. Druring's (Andre Morell) unusual hobby as an amateur ... See full summary »

Director:

Sture Rydman

Writers:

Ambrose Bierce (story), Sture Rydman | 1 more credit »
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John Fraser ... Harker Brayton
André Morell ... Dr. Druring
Clive Morton ... Col. Gordon
Madge Ryan ... Mrs. Druring
Damaris Hayman Damaris Hayman ... Mrs. Gordon
Brenda Cowling Brenda Cowling ... Molly

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Invited to dine at the home of a boy he's schooling, tutor Harker Brayton (John Fraser) is given a full introduction to his host Dr. Druring's (Andre Morell) unusual hobby as an amateur zoologist. He's absolutely smitten with the slithering species, keeping numerous examples both poisonous and benign in his private "snakery." At the dinner table, another visitor relates a story raising an interesting question: we know a man can "charm" a snake, but can a snake hypnotize a man? That matter takes on an unpleasant, unexpected urgency once young Mr. Brayton retires to his guest room for the night. A slow-burning thriller with a most effective climax and big parting twist, this featurette is a companion piece to THE RETURN, director Sture Rydman's other adaptation of a macabre Victorian-era story by Ambrose Bierce. - Dennis Harvey

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Pretty Boring
8 March 2020 | by TeenVampSee all my reviews

This is on youtube if anyone is looking for it. Even at just 25 minutes it was slow going but does have a (almost) funny little twist at the end. The acting was fine it's just that the story was pretty silly.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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1972 (UK) See more »

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Jocelyn Films See more »
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