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Oscar Wilde's The picture of Dorian Gray [videorecording] / a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Pandro S. Berman ; screenplay by Albert Lewin ; directed by Albert Lewin.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sitka. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Creston Public Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 0 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Creston Public Library DVD FIC OSC (Text) 35140001018996 Fiction Videos Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 141987134X (DVD) :
  • Physical Description: 1 DVD (110 min.) : sd., b&w with Technicolor inserts ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Turner Entertainment Co. : c2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Oscar Wilde.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1945.
Special features: audio commentary by Angela Lansbury and historian Steve Haberman ; Oscar-winning short film, Stairway to light (1945, 10 min.) / directed by Sammy Lee ; Oscar-winning animated short, Quiet please! (1945, 7 min.) / directed by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna, music by Scott Bradley ; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Harry Stradling ; edited by Ferris Webster ; music by Herbert Stothart.
Participant or Performer Note:
George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury, Peter Lawford, Lowell Gilmore, Richard Fraser.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Region 1 ; full screen presentation (aspect ratio 1.33:1) ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Note:
In English ; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Subject: Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 > Film and video adaptations.
Men > Conduct of life > Drama.
Portraits > Drama.
Appearance (Philosophy) > Drama.
Youthfulness > Drama.
Influence (Psychology) > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
London (England) > Drama.
Great Britain > History > Victoria, 1837-1901 > Drama.
Topic Heading: Feature Films.

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