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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

The play was also the source for the 1905 opera by Richard Strauss (based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation) with a libretto by the composer. See more »

Quotes

Page of Herodias: How strange the moon seems! One might fancy she was looking for dead things.
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Salome an unappreciated masterpiece
22 December 2004 | by kiweberSee all my reviews

From the moment I saw the close-up of Nazimova (who plays the title character) with her crown of gently bobbing light-globes, I was entranced by this bizarre, magical, lovely film. That's why I was shocked to see its relatively low ratings on this website and the unflattering description by Mr. Warner. This is one of the strangest, most beautiful films I've ever seen, and certainly one of the more engaging silent films I've watched. Yes, it's highly stylized and the acting is way over the top, but realism gets awfully dull sometimes, especially in the silent format. Salome is a true original and a thing of great beauty. From the creative use of drawn set pieces to the spectacularly inventive costumes to Nazimova's perfectly controlled, dancer-like movements, the experience (and it really is that) has a mystical, otherworldly glow to it. A must-see for anyone interested in silent film, dance, costuming, or art nouveau.


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