Salome (1923)

Alla Nazimova stars as Salome in this melodrama loosely based on the story by Oscar Wilde. Rudolph Valentino's wife Natacha Rambova was the set and costume designer and used black, white, and gold hues effectively in the stylized… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 15, 1923
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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
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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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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
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