Salome
Salome (1922)

In Biblical times, the gorgeous, seductive Salome fixates upon John the Baptist, who rejects her lustful advances at the cost of losing his head. This legendary "art-for-art's-sake" silent production is all about its set… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1922
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Picturesquely it is very pretty as to lightings, setting and photography, but there ends about all that can be said in praise.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The storytelling is none to thrilling but there's much to gloat over the costumes, sets, lighting and camerawork.

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Time Out

Despite careful stylisation and exquisite photography, this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play boasts a healthy streak of vulgarity of which Wilde, one suspects, would have secretly approved.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Most of the movie is a big buildup to Salomé's dance, basically an absurd little gavotte despite the presence of a clownishly excited Herod and a squad of capering dwarfs.

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Stella Dallas
tres avant-garde but really fascinating... if you're into silent films, that is. the art direction by valentino's wife, natacha rambova, is… More
jay nixon
More of an interesting artifact then a good film. The sets and costumes are impressive the acting for the time was probably condidered emotive and deep but know… More