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After her banishment from Rome, Jewish Princess Salome returns to her Roman-ruled native land of Galilee where prophet John the Baptist preaches against Salome's parents, King Herod and Queen Herodias.
Theatrical movie debut of noted British stage actor Alan Badel (John the Baptist). He had previously appeared only in a British short film, The Stranger Left No Card (1952).
In one scene, outside the walls of Jerusalem, with the "skyline" of the old city beyond the walls, you can see the golden Dome of the Rock, which wasn't built until more than 600 years after this story takes place.
Opening credits prologue: After the death of Julius Caesar, Rome ruled the world under the dictatorship of Tiberius Caesar.
In the conquered province of Galilee, King Herod and Queen Herodias held the throne.
So wanton was Herod's court, the Queen sent the young Princess Salome to Rome.
And it came to pass that a man appeared in Galilee who many thought was the Messiah.
This was the Prophet known as John the Baptist . . .