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The Picture of Dorian Gray [1945 film] (1945)

by Albert Lewin (Director/Screenwriter)

Other authors: Angela Lansbury (Actress), Peter Lawford, Donna Reed (Actress), George Sanders (Actor), Oscar Wilde (Original novel)

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Dorian Gray is an innocent young man who has his portrait painted by a close friend. Soon after he falls under the influence of amoral Lord Henry Wotton. Dorian soon jilts his fiancee, which leads to her suicide. This is the start of a life of increasing debauchery. Dorian realizes 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 Dorian still has one pure love - Gladys, the niece of the original painter.… (more)

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Lewin, AlbertDirector/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lansbury, AngelaActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lawford, Petersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, DonnaActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sanders, GeorgeActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilde, OscarOriginal novelsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Dorian Gray is an innocent young man who has his portrait painted by a close friend. Soon after he falls under the influence of amoral Lord Henry Wotton. Dorian soon jilts his fiancee, which leads to her suicide. This is the start of a life of increasing debauchery. Dorian realizes 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 Dorian still has one pure love - Gladys, the niece of the original painter.

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