Salomé (1918 film)

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Salome, 1918 - Poster.jpg
Directed by J. Gordon Edwards
Produced by William Fox
Written by Adrian Johnson (scenario)
Story by Flavius Josephus
Starring Theda Bara
G. Raymond Nye
Alan Roscoe
Bertram Grassby
Release dates
  • October 6, 1918 (1918-10-06)
Running time 80 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Salomé was a 1918 American silent drama film produced by William Fox and starring actress Theda Bara. The film is now considered to be lost.[1]

French film preservationist Henri Langlois said he had the opportunity to buy this film but dismissed it as he felt that the film was not considered a classic. He subsequently realized his lost chance and regretted prejudging films as worthy of preserving, deciding instead to preserve whatever film he was able to.[2]


Theda Bara in Salomé

Production notes[edit]

Portions of the film were shot at Palm Springs, California.[3]:168–71

In popular culture[edit]

A scene in the film The Cook, starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton, spoofs parts of this movie, with Arbuckle dressing in drag and doing his best "Cleopatra" impression.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Silent Era: Salomé". silentera. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  2. ^ Wilmington, Michael (May 30, 2004). "Cannes treats cinephiles to tale of Henri Langlois". p. 1. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Niemann, Greg (2006). Palm Springs Legends: creation of a desert oasis. San Diego, CA: Sunbelt Publications. p. 286. ISBN 978-0-932653-74-1. OCLC 61211290.  (here for Table of Contents)

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