Heart of Salome (1927)

Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The "Salome" of this heavy-breathing melodrama is Helene (Alma Rubens), who is betrayed by her wealthy lover Monte Carroll (Walter Pidgeon). Seeking revenge, Helene links up with the villainous Count Boris (Holmes Herbert). For the girl's sake, Boris orders the kidnapping of Monte and prepares to behead him, while Helene looks on in triumph. But at the very last moment, Helene realizes that she's still in love with Monte -- setting the stage for one of the most abrupt character transformations in screen history. No great shakes to begin with, Heart of Salome was laid low by cheap sets and poor special effects.



betrayal, extramarital-affair, kidnapping, rescue, revenge