René Leprince

Int.: Gabrielle Robinne (Balkis, queen of Saba), René Alexandra (king Salomon). Prod.: Le Film Biblique – Pathé Frères. 35mm. L.: 570 m. D.: 28’ a 18 f/s. Bn.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

The biblical story of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (The Kings 10) – a favourite of painting and opera – is
played out here as a spectacular contrast between masculine and feminine, between the King’s wise judgement and the Queen’s reckless pleasures. The Queen’s African kingdom is unveiled as a seductive Orient of exotic music and dance, distant in culture as well as space from the kingdom of the Israelites.

Copy From