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Salomé (1922)

Salome, the daughter of Herodias, seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance. In return, he promises her the head of the prophet John the Baptist.

Directors:

Charles Bryant, Alla Nazimova (uncredited)

Writers:

Oscar Wilde (play), Natacha Rambova (scenario) (as Peter M. Winters)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alla Nazimova ... Salome - Stepdaughter of Herod (as Nazimova)
Nigel De Brulier ... Jokaanan, the Prophet
Mitchell Lewis ... Herod, Tetrarch of Judea
Rose Dione Rose Dione ... Herodias - wife of Herod
Earl Schenck Earl Schenck ... Narraboth, Captain of the Guard
Arthur Jasmine Arthur Jasmine ... Page of Herodias
Frederick Peters ... Naaman, the Executioner
Louis Dumar ... Tigellinus
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Storyline

Salome, the daughter of Herodias, seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance. In return, he promises her the head of the prophet John the Baptist. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

15 February 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salome See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nazimova Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A copy of this film survives at Eastman House (Rochester, New York). See more »

Quotes

Page of Herodias: You are always looking at her. You look at her too much!
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Crazy Credits

The main actors are credited just before their character first appears. Thus the credit for Nigel De Brulier as Jokaanan does not appear until after the 12 minute mark. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Caligula (1979) See more »

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30 October 2004 | by aquest1263See all my reviews

This film is brilliant. Go back and re-read the play, then re-read the biography of Oscar Wilde. Forget about the opera and other dramatic presentations. The film beautifully represents the slow pacing and strangeness of the play, and the personality of Wilde. Admittedly, for the first few milliseconds of watching the film I felt like bursting into laughter. Then the penny dropped, and I realized what was happening.This is not a blockbuster, it is an unusually thoughtful interpretation of a classic.


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