Thursday, April 14, 2016

By the Gods!

Rita Hayworth is SALOME

Rita doing the dance of the seven veils. Not a bad film but it's a typical Columbia Pictures production,  which today sorta looks like a TV production.  The script and direction are good but not great. The cast IS amazing (Charles Laughton, Judith Anderson, Stewart Granger, etc). It is entertaining (and shorter than THE TEN COMMANDMENTS) but with a bigger budget and script, this could have been great.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

I agree this is a pretty good Peplum (Leonard Maltin's rating is 2.5 stars). However, in this version of Biblical tale Salome actually wants to save John the Baptist rather than get him decapitated.

Naturally this is very different from the usual approach (Oscar Wilde and Ricard Strauss).