Omnibus: Season 3, Episode 22

Dance of the Seven Veils (15 Feb. 1970)

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An imaginary portrait of composer Richard Strauss.



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Episode credited cast:
Christopher Gable ...
Judith Paris ...
Pauline Strauss
Kenneth Colley ...
James Mellor ...
Vladek Sheybal ...
Imogen Claire ...
Rita Webb ...
Sally Bryant ...
Maggy Maxwell ...
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An imaginary portrait of composer Richard Strauss.

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The Strauss estate was so outraged by the film that an injunction was taken out, banning the use of Strauss's music on the soundtrack, effectively preventing any further broadcasts because the film can be seen but it cannot be heard. When clips from the film have been shown in TV documentaries about Russell, the director has taken an odd form of revenge by using pop versions of Johann Strauss Jr's music on the soundtrack. See more »


Featured in Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil (2012) See more »

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26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary is BRILLIANT! I had the luck of seeing Ken Russel speak and present three of his films at a film festival last year. My friend and I got an interview with him for a news article, he told us the whole story about the Strauss estate. Apparently he swiped a copy of the original reel, and has been carrying it around ever since the 70's. The film depicts Strauss having a picnic with Hitler (because of his supposed connections with the Nazi party) and letting Hitler ride upon his shoulders as they frolic through a feild, handing out Strauss' records which have a swastikas in the centers.

The music goes so well with the scenes, it was a long documentary but I laughed almost all the way through it. I hope others are able to see it eventually.

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