|Director||J. Stuart Blackton|
(Alternative) Salome; or, The Dance of the Seven Veils
(1908) Vitagraph Company of America
CategoriesBased on Play Based on the Bible Biblical Drama Black and White Dance Death Death of John the Baptist Herod Antipas John the Baptist Imprisoned Oscar Wilde Salome Short Silent Film ShortBased on Play, Based on the Bible, Biblical Drama, Black and White, Dance, Death, Death of John the Baptist, Herod Antipas, John the Baptist Imprisoned, Oscar Wilde, Salome, Silent Film
Salome is a 1908 silent short film that was inspired by and followed closely Oscar Wilde's Salome, an 1893 play that premiered on 11 February 1896 in Paris. The play, and film, are inspired by the story of King Herod being enchanted by Salome's dance and then grants her the wish for John the Baptist's head. This is also the first screen version of the story.
King Herod is enchanted by Salome's dance and grants her wish for the head of John the Baptist.