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An over-costumed version of Oscar Wilde's Biblical story about King Herod's lascivious stepdaughter who danced her way to stardom and tried to save the life of John the Baptist. Talented cast can't overcome hokey script.

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Available on Running time 103 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Adapted from the Bible, Femme Fatale, Books to Film: Oscar Wilde
Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Judith Anderson, Cedric Hardwicke, Basil Sydney, Maurice Schwartz
Charles B(ryant) Lang
William Dieterle
George Duning
Columbia Pictures, Buddy Adler

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Salome came out in 1953 and has a total running time of 103 minutes. This film is a version of Oscar Wilde’s story of King Herod. Rita Hayworth (as Princess Salome), Charles Laughton (as King Herod) and Alan Badel (as John the Baptist star in this drama. John the Baptist is sent to prison and many want him dead but King Herod is scared to kill him because of a prophecy. Princes Salome, King Herod’s stepdaughter, comes into the picture and has an idea. So she tries to woo Herod so that he’ll do what she requests. By doing so, she dances for him.