Rita Hayworth takes the title role in this revisionist retelling of the Biblical tale, putting a studio-mandated sympathetic spin on the Judean princess. Salome performs the Dance of the Seven Veils for lecherous stepfather Herod (Charles Laughton) in a bid to spare the life of John the Baptist (John Badel), but resentful mother Herodias (Judith Anderson) has other plans. Stewart Granger, Cedric Hardwicke co-star. 103 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.