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|Liv Ullmann||Manuela Rosenberg|
|David Carradine||Abel Rosenberg|
|Gert Fröbe||Inspector Bauer|
|Heinz Bennent||Dr. Hans Vergerus|
|James Whitmore||The Priest|
|Paul Barks||Cabaret Comedian|
|Isolde Barth||Girl in guard uniform|
|Toni Berger||Mr. Rosenberg|
|Paula Braend||Mrs. Hemse|
|Ema Brunell||Mrs. Rosenberg|
|Paul Burian||Experiment person|
|Gaby Dohm||Woman with baby|
|Hans Eichler||Max Rosenberg|
|Edith Heerdegen||Mrs. Holle|
|Rosemarie Heinikel||Girl in guard uniform|
|Harry Kalenberg||Couil's Doctor|
|Andrea L'Arronge||Girl in guard uniform|
|Beverly McNeely||Girl in guard uniform|
|Kyra Mladeck||Miss Dorst|
|Hans Quest||Dr. Silbermann|
|Fritz Strassner||Dr. Soltermann|
|Hertha Von Walther||Woman in street|
|Wolfgang Weiser||Civil servant|
|Ingmar Bergman||Director, Original Story, Screenwriter|
|Werner Achmann||Art Director|
|Dino de Laurentiis||Producer|
|Charlotte Flemming||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Petra Von Oelffen||Editor|
|Friedrich Thaler||Art Director|
|Horst Wendlandt||Executive Producer, Producer|
|Rolf Wilhelm||Score Composer, Songwriter|
|Rolf Zehetbauer||Production Designer|
War torn Germany finally defeats Hitler in his first advance as Nazi Chancelor. Theses are shadows of things to come in the next ten to twenty years as Hitler finally takes power.
The Serpent's Egg refers to the seeds of evil already being placed in the populace. The Serpent's Egg will take ten to twenty years before it will mature and take over Germany.
Not one of Bergman's best, but still worth watching. This was his first "Hollywood film". Dino DeLaurentis produced and the film is of course in English.
The desperation of the times is highlighted by a miniature Auschwitts that fronts as a clinic for the towns people. In the sub basement doctors view films of sadistic experiments with a hearty laugh. David Caradine eventually gets to see the films because of his employ with the clinic. During the final moments German Guards break in and seize the films while the doctor who mans the projector commits suicide, hoping for one day that his dream of a large scale operation will be realized. ( The Death Camps )
Liv Ulman is terrific. David Caradine is like a fish out of water. The rest of the cast are like something out of a German Caberet.
There are much better Bergman films. This is certainly a start for anyone who is interested in Bergman and doesn't want to deal with subtitles.