King Herod is enchanted by Salome's dance and grants her wish for the head of John the Baptist.

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Scene 1: The Capture of John the Baptist. John the Baptist is observed with his followers trudging over the hilly country when he is set upon by the soldiers of the times, who bind him and lead him before the King. Scene 2: Banquet of Herod. A long table is richly laden with golden goblets, fruits and delicacies, Herod, his wife, his step-daughter, Salome, a young man in love with the latter and others are drinking and laughing as John the Baptist is brought before them. The captive upbraids the King and his associates for their revelry, and for this presumption he is condemned to prison. Salome has fallen in love with the prisoner, and as he is led away she glides out after him. Scene 3: John the Baptist Condemned to Prison. A large cistern serves as the place of confinement, and into this the soldiers drag their prisoner and compel him to descend. Salome, who has followed, pleads with the soldiers to let her see the prophet, but the request is refused. Scene 4: Salome Begs the Love ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 August 1908 (USA)  »

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Salome; or, The Dance of the Seven Veils  »

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Remade as Salome (1973) See more »

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