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Go! Girl! Go! — Veintidos

Brigitte Helm as Maria drives the men crazy in Metropolis. Fritz Lang’s 1927 film is often considered the first great science fiction classic of the silver screen. Helm actually plays two roles, as a virtuous Maria and a wild and wanton robotic Maria, controlled by the inventor Rotwang, to do his evil biding.

Go! Girl! Go! — Uno

We trust you enjoyed our three-month series, The World of Beers, featuring hot, funny, bizarre beer commercials from all around the globe. Having pretty much exhausted that topic — by presenting more than 75 of the best commercials out there — we’re now ready to move on.

Our new series, Go! Girl! Go!, will run through the balance of 2012. Every afternoon, we’ll highlight a different dance scene from movies made around the world — from Hollywood to Bollywood, from Tokyo to Rome. A few of these terpsichorean displays will be funny, and a few others bizarre, but the vast majority involve more basic elements, namely, the world’s most beautiful, scantily clad babes showing off their sultry, seductive moves in exotic settings. If that’s not your cup of tea, you’ve got the wrong blog!

We kick things off with Debra Paget doing a snake dance in The Tomb of Love. An American actress best known for appearing in The Ten Commandments and opposite Elvis Presley in Love Me Tender, Paget shows a more uninhibited side as the temple dancer Seetha in this 1959 drama. Shot on location in India and Germany, it’s one of the last films by the great director Fritz Lang, who catapulted to fame with Metropolis in the 1920s. The dialogue is in German, but fortunately, there’s not much talking to distract from Paget’s performance. She could put a cobra in a trance, and does!

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