The Curse of the Yellow Snake (1963)

Genres - Drama, Fantasy, Mystery  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Curse of the Yellow Snake is a riproaring entry in Germany's series of low-budget films based on the works of Edgar Wallace. This time the filmmakers have borrowed a page from "Fu Manchu" creator Sax Rohmer, spinning a yarn about an Oriental cult's revolt against the white race. The names in the cast list are decidedly Teutonic, indicating that the "orientals" seen throughout are literally skin-deep. Heading the cast is Jochim Fuchsberger, a regular participant in the German Edgar Wallace series. Curse of the Yellow Snake establishes mood and tension early on, seldom letting up throughout its 98 minutes (much longer than usual for a Wallace film).

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racial-tension, cult, revolution