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  • ISBN: 141987134X (DVD) :
  • Physical Description: videorecording
    1 DVD (110 min.) : sd., b&w with Technicolor inserts ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Turner Entertainment Co. : Warner Bros. Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video ; [S.l. :, distributor], c2008.

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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.
In English ; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
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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