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Item# salome39s-last-dan

Product Description

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.

Glenda Jackson ... Herodias / Lady Alice Stratford Johns ... Herod / Alfred Taylor Nickolas Grace ... Oscar Wilde Douglas Hodge ... John the Baptist / Lord Alfred 'Bosey' Douglas Imogen Millais-Scott ... Salome / Rose Denis Lill ... Tigellenus / Chilvers Russell Lee Nash ... Pageboy Ken Russell ... Cappadocian / Kenneth (as Alfred Russell) David Doyle ... A. Nubin Warren Saire ... Young Syrian Kenny Ireland ... 1st Soldier Michael Van Wijk ... 2nd Soldier Paul Clayton ... 1st Nazarean Runtime:89 min Country:UK Language:English Year: 1988