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Genres:History, Drama, .
Director:William Dieterle,.
IMDB Rating:5.70 (339 votes).
Alan BadelJohn the Baptist
Charles LaughtonKing Herod
Stewart GrangerCommander Claudius
Judith AndersonQueen Herodias
David AhdarConvert
Arnold MossMicha the Queen's Advisor
Rita HayworthPrincess Salome
Cedric HardwickeTiberius Caesar
Basil SydneyPontius Pilate
Maurice SchwartzEzra the King's Advisor
AsokaAsian Dancer
SujataAsian Dancer
Ray BeltramHerod's Council Member
Bobker Ben AliPolitician
Frederic BerestSailor
William Dieterle

Plot: 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...

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