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Salome (1919)




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Elaborating upon the Biblical story, this film offers a fully-grown Salome (rather than the preteen girl of the Scriptures). The end result is essentially the same: Salome performs her dance, the head of John the Baptist is served up on a plate, and the titular temptress is put to death.


Critic Reviews for Salome

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Let It be said at once that, on the whole, the film gives a very dignified rendering of extremely difficult subject.

July 9, 2020 | Full Review…

All things considered, the William Fox-Theda Bara screen production of Salome is a pretentious, artistic, interesting presentation of the sensational order and gives every indication of enjoying largo financial success.

December 13, 2019 | Full Review…
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A photoplay which for richness and extent of pageantry, sumptuousness of setting, and color or detail has few equals among motion-picture productions.

December 13, 2019 | Full Review…

This edition of the adventures of Herodiade's daughter is not a sin against morals; it is only a vast, colossal assault on common sense.

September 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Mr. Edwards' ability to handle the spectacular is unusual in its scope. The street fighting is staged excellently. And probably there has been no more effective scene ever staged than that between Herod and John the Baptist.

July 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, for the first hour and a half, the production is chiefly made up of plotting scenes in which undressed Theda tries to doublecross all the folks associated with King Herod.

July 21, 2020 | Full Review…

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