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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 design and art direction by Natacha Rambova, Rudolph Valentino's then-wife.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Picturesquely it is very pretty as to lightings, setting and photography, but there ends about all that can be said in praise."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The storytelling is none to thrilling but there's much to gloat over the costumes, sets, lighting and camerawork."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
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