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In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias. The latter wants John dead, but Herod fears to harm him due to a prophecy. Enter beautiful Princess Salome, Herod's long-absent stepdaughter. Herodias sees the king's dawning lust for Salome as her means of bending the king to her will. But Salome and her lover Claudius are (contrary to Scripture) nearing conversion to the new religion. And the famous climactic dance turns out to have unexpected implications... Written by
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Fairly typical '50s Bible-inspired Hollywood fluff starring a much-too-old Rita Hayworth as the female protagonist. Ms. Hayworth's age doesn't detract from the proceedings, however. Her legendary "Dance of the Seven Veils" is actually the highpoint of this entertaining romance concerning a spoiled princess torn between her besieged and decadent royal family and the love of a Roman soldier who has secretly converted to a new-fangled religion that's spreading across the land -- Christianity. Actually, he's more of a follower of the spaced-out John the Baptist -- overplayed to perfection by a wild-eyed Alan Badel. He gets plenty of help chewing up the scenery from Charles Laughton, Arnold Moss and Judith Anderson. Stewart Granger seems out of place as the earnest love interest, but his hair is perfect. I started watching this thinking that I'd just check out the first few minutes but ended up watching the whole thing. It may not be a great movie but it's not boring.
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