The biblical story of King Herod and Salome is by no means new to the screen. But never have the characters and supposed events been so confusing and crassly misrepresented. The screenplay has been freely adapted from Oscar Wilde's play, apparently allowing for the prophet John the Baptist
to become Yokanaan, for the emperor's soldiers to drive motorcycles, and for Salome to passionately lust after the prophet. When these inventions are woven into the dull plot, they become laughable attempts at creativity. Herod (Tomas Milian), who has become king by slaying Salome's father and
taking her mother Herodias (Pamela Salem) as a wife, now wants Salome (Jo Champa) as hi...