Director: Alla Nazimova, Charles Bryant
Country: USA

1922 | 73 min. | Silent
Subtitles: English, German

Cast_ Alla Nazimova, Nigel De Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Rose Dione, Earl Schenck Screenplay_ Alla Nazimova, Natacha Rambova Camera_ Charles Van Enger, Paul Ivano Producer_ Alla Nazimova Rights_ Lobster Films

A riotous adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play, this queer cult film, brimming with glamorous costumes, has influenced generations of filmmakers.

Salomé is burning with the desire to kiss the imprisoned prophet John the Baptist. But he wants nothing to do with her. To exact revenge, Salomé tells Herod, her stepfather, that she will perform the Dance of the Seven Veils on one condition: she wants the head of the prophet. Herod tries to dissuade Salomé from her wish, but is forced to grant it after all. ›Salomé‹ is shot in a thoroughly artificial style. The dancing by Alla Nazimova, as well as the costume and production design by Natacha Rambova, are wholly dedicated to the spectacle. And even 100 years after it was originally shown, it has lost none of its rapturous power.

Both shows with live piano accompaniment by Daniel Kothenschulte.


Alla Nazimova (1879-1945) was a Russian-American actress, writer, and producer whose films consistently subverted popular cinematic conventions. She often worked with British actor and director Charles Bryant (1879-1948), with whom she conducted a sham marriage.


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