Director: Charles Bryant
Year Released: 1923
Uninspired adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play has supposedly "great" actress Nazimova playing the title heathen who demands John the Baptist's head (here "Jokaanan") - Nazimova mugs for the camera or makes pouty-duck lips and all the men around her comply with her demands. Bryant could hardly be considered a master of the silent form, and despite his (at the time) expensive set can't generate much interest in some frankly remarkable figures: it's more than apparent everyone's consciously "acting" (quotation marks required). If Hollywood gossip mongers are correct and Nazimova truly did have an affair with Oscar Wilde's niece Dolly, that's the second dagger she plunged into his corpse.