Salome1953

Synopsis:

In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias. The latter wants John dead, but Herod fears to harm him due to a prophecy. Enter beautiful Princess Salome, Herod's long-absent stepdaughter. Herodias sees the king's dawning lust for Salome as her means of bending the king to her will. But Salome and her lover Claudius are (contrary to Scripture) nearing conversion to the new religion. And the famous climactic dance turns out to have unexpected implications...

Directed by:William Dieterle
Written by:Harry Kleiner
Runtime:103 minutes
Tagline:The Glory And Excitement Of Rome...In All Its Greatness and Badness!
Cast:
Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth
Princess Salome 
Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
King Herod 
Stewart Granger
Stewart Granger
Commander Claudius 
Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
Queen Herodias 
Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
Tiberius Caesar 
Alan Badel
Alan Badel
John the Baptist