The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1945)
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Innocent young Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by a close friend. Soon after, under the influence of amoral Lord Henry Wotton, he jilts his fiancee, leading to her suicide. This is the start of a life of increasing debauchery, Gray realising that the outward signs of this are apparent only in the portrait. Eventually the picture, secreted in his childhood playroom, becomes almost hideous to behold. But Gray still has one pure love - Gladys, the niece of the original painter.
His life was a muddy morass into which he dragged all who knew him! Such was Dorian Gray, the man who wanted eternal youth, and bartered his soul to get it!
Title: Picture Of Dorian Gray, The
Release Date: March 01, 1945
Runtime: 110 mins
All Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Colors: Black and White, Color
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Buried.com Rating: 8.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: Unrated
George Sanders ...Lord Henry Wotton
Hurd Hatfield ...Dorian Gray
Donna Reed ...Gladys Hallward
Angela Lansbury ...Sibyl Vane
Peter Lawford ...David Stone
Lowell Gilmore ...Basil Hallward
Richard Fraser ...James Vane
Douglas Walton ...Allen Campbell
Morton Lowry ...Adrian Singleton
Miles Mander ...Sir Robert Bentley
Lydia Bilbrook ...Mrs. Vane
Mary Forbes ...Lady Agatha
Robert Greig ...Sir Thomas
Moyna MacGill ...Duchess
Billy Bevan ...Malvolio Jones (chairman)
Renee Carson ...young French woman (as Renie Carson)
Lilian Bond ...Kate (as Lillian Bond)
Devi Dja ...Balinese dancer
Harry Adams ...Butler
Fred Aldrich ...Hunter
Harry Allen ...Farmer
Jimmy Aubrey ...Cabby
Monica Bannister ...Guest at Mayfair tea
Guy Bellis ...Lackey
Helena Benda ...Queen
Wilson Benge ...Footman
Mary Benoit ...Guest at Mayfair tea
Joseph E. Bernard ...Violinist
Art Berry Sr. ...Footman
Volta Boyer ...Guest at Mayfair tea
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Pandro S. Berman
"Good-Bye, Little Yellow Bird"
"Prelude for Piano, Op. 28, No. 24 in D Minor (The Storm)"
"Prelude in E, Op. 28 No. 4"
"Good-Bye, Little Yellow Bird"
"La Ci Darem La Mano"
More Movie Taglines:
- His life was a muddy morass into which he dragged all who knew him! Such was Dorian Gray, the man who wanted eternal youth, and bartered his soul to get it!
- Lord Henry Wotton: I choose my friends carefully.
Lord Henry Wotton: Forgive me for the intelligence of my argument; I'd forgotten that you were a Member of Parliament.
Lord Henry Wotton: I like persons better than principles and persons with no principles better than anything at all.
Lord Henry Wotton: It's an odd thing, but every one who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world.
Lord Henry Wotton: There's only one way to get rid of temptation, and that's to yield to it.
- The movie is black and white except for four times when Dorian Gray's picture is shown in color.
Ivan Le Lorraine Albright's famous painting of the decayed Dorian Gray - which took approximately one year to complete - is now owned by the Art Institute of Chicago. Albright's twin brother Malvin, better known as a sculptor, was also commissioned to create paintings for the film, although his work went unused.
The blocks under the table in Dorian's school room have the initials of the people who die.
Years later, a friend of Hurd Hatfield's bought the painting of young Dorian Gray that was used in the movie at an auction, and gave it to Hatfield.
Basil Rathbone campaigned in vain for the part of Lord Henry and believed that his typecasting as Sherlock Holmes was the reason he failed to get it.
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Rating: 8.6 out of 10.0 - 56 votes cast total