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Salome's Last Dance (1988)

Late on Guy Fawkes Day, 1892, Oscar Wilde arrives at a high-class brothel where a surprise awaits: a staging of his play "Salome," with parts played by prostitutes, Wilde's host, his lover ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Herodias / Lady Alice
Stratford Johns ...
Herod / Alfred Taylor
Nickolas Grace ...
Imogen Millais-Scott ...
Salome / Rose
Denis Lill ...
Tigellenus / Chilvers
Russell Lee Nash ...
Cappadocian / Kenneth (as Alfred Russell)
A. Nubin
Warren Saire ...
Kenny Ireland ...
1st Soldier
Michael Van Wijk ...
2nd Soldier
Paul Clayton ...
Imogen Claire ...


Late on Guy Fawkes Day, 1892, Oscar Wilde arrives at a high-class brothel where a surprise awaits: a staging of his play "Salome," with parts played by prostitutes, Wilde's host, his lover Bosey, and Lady Alice. The movie moves between the play and Wilde's night. In the play, Herod begs his pubescent step-daughter Salome to dance for him, promising her anything she desires. Her mother, Herodias, objects. Salome is stung by John the Baptist's rejection of her affections. The prophet's scolding celibacy puts him between the expressed desire of age and youth. Wilde dallies with a young man as he watches the show, provoking Bosey's jealousy. Two surprises await us. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Dança de Salomé  »

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$331,469 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Version of Salomé (1970) See more »


The Tale Of The Tsar Sultan
from "Scheherezade"
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Ecstatically beautiful on so many levels
15 June 2005 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

This is a film that operates on so many levels. The framework of the plot is that a group of friends in late 19th century London help Oscar Wilde put on a private performance of his play "Salome," banned in Britain for its controversial political and sexual themes. We get to watch the interactions of the characters in the play, the interactions of the actors in the play (and offstage), and the interactions of the players with the sole member of the audience (the play's author). If you loved "Lilies," you won't go far wrong with "Salome's Last Dance" -- both feature an immersive blurring between the action in the play and the actors portraying it. Don't let anyone tell you much more than that about the film, because there are some delicious surprises.

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