Cult of the Cobra

(1955) dir: Francis D. Lyon; w/ Faith Domergue, Richard Long, Marshall Thompson, Kathleen Hughes. No skin, no gore, no pulse.

The slinky Cobra Priestess stalks the GI’s who crashed her cult’s party. Does she really turn into a snake? Will her murderous quest be undone by the charms of an American hunk? This is the usual sort of Universal B-flick, sprinkled with light humor and even lighter suspense; well crafted but carefully devoid of anything that might alarm even the most alarmable. Like most such B’s from the majors, it was made with the expectation that no one would actually pay much attention to it. So there is nothing here for anyone who is actually paying attention.