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Salome's Last Dance (1988)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  June 1988 (USA)
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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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Herodias / Lady Alice
Stratford Johns ...
Herod / Alfred Taylor
Nickolas Grace ...
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Imogen Millais-Scott ...
Salome / Rose
Denis Lill ...
Tigellenus / Chilvers
Russell Lee Nash ...
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Cappadocian / Kenneth (as Alfred Russell)
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A. Nubin
Warren Saire ...
Kenny Ireland ...
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Michael Van Wijk ...
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Paul Clayton ...
Imogen Claire ...
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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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NOTORIOUS, SCANDALOUS, WILDE!


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Also Known As:

A Última Dança de Salomé  »

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A True-to-Wilde Adaptation
20 May 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This film WAS created in 1988 by a small group of professionals on a shoe-string budget. However, it is as beautiful and uproarious as the Oscar Wilde original. In fact, nearly all of the dialog is Oscar Wilde's 'Salome', and is executed as deftly as possible. While none of the actors are A-list Hollywood types, they add the spice of life to the dark, sardonic wit of Wilde with skill and saleability. For those of us who have loved this movie for ten years+, the great news is that this film is now available in DVD format. If you are not shy about subtle humor, social anarchy, and a touch of good-natured sodomy, give this film a view.


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