Salome’s Last Dance (1988)


Upon arriving at an all-male brothel where he is welcomed as a regular, controversial Irish scribe Oscar Wilde is treated to a surprise performance of his recently banned work of theater, “Salome.” As a group of prostitutes runs through a bizarre and bawdy version of the play — which retells the story of Herod, his daughter and the execution of John the Baptist — Wilde responds to the sexual advances of a handsome young man.

Director: Ken Russell.
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge, Imogen Millais-Scott, Denis Lill, Russell Lee Nash, Ken Russell, David Doyle, Warren Saire, Kenny Ireland, Michael Van Wijk, Paul Clayton, Imogen Claire, Tim Potter.


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  1. September 16, 2019

    Russell’s Marat/Sade in its way directed with flamboyance and with all the familiar elements in place including a a small part for himself. I haven’t seen any of his films in years so many thanks to Jon for this seldom screened film.

  2. Gabrielle
    September 22, 2019

    I love Ken Russell films and am so excited to find this one here. Thank you!

  3. Claus Harding
    September 23, 2019

    Fantastic, crazy film; amazing that it has been out of circulation for so long.

  4. Gerald L. Austin
    May 21, 2022

    It was a very silly film. Of course my favorite part was Salome giving her dance. There seemed to be a little ‘extra’ in there also.

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