Herodias, wife of Herod, the Tetrarch of Galilee, is scathingly denounced by the great and pious Prophet, John the Baptist, for her profligate life, but the woman resents his fierce ... See full summary »

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Jeanne Grumbach ...
Maria Ventura ...
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Georges Saillard
Renée Bailly
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Herodias, wife of Herod, the Tetrarch of Galilee, is scathingly denounced by the great and pious Prophet, John the Baptist, for her profligate life, but the woman resents his fierce accusations, and endeavors in every possible way to put an end to his threats. John the Baptist, however, bravely continues to heap contempt upon her, and at last, Herodias prevails upon the Tetrarch to throw her prosecutor into prison. Shortly afterwards Herodias brings Salome, her daughter by her first marriage, to dance before the Tetrarch, at a great festival in honor of Herod. Herod becomes dazzled at his hands. Salome, directed by her mother, claims the head of John the Baptist, the denouncing project. Herod is staggered by so ghastly a request, but he is bound by his vow, and is obliged to comply with her desire. At a blow of the executioner's sword, the wish is fulfilled! Thereupon, Herodias abandons herself to savage joy, but Salome, appalled by her own heinous crime, falls in a swoon, at the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 April 1911 (USA)  »

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