Salome ★★ 1953
An overcostumed version of Oscar Wilde's Biblical story about King Herod's lascivious stepdaughter who danced her way to stardom and tried to save the life of John the Baptist. Talented cast can't overcome hokey script. 103m/C VHS . Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Judith Anderson, Cedric Hardwicke, Basil Sydney, Maurice Schwartz; D: William Dieterle; C: Charles B(ryant) Lang Jr.; M: George Duning.