The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

George Sanders
Director: Albert Lewin Cast: George Sanders
George Sanders
, Hurd Hatfield
Hurd Hatfield
, Donna Reed
Donna Reed
Albert Lewin

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Overview

The Picture of Dorian Gray was writer/director Albert E. Lewin's fascinating follow-up to his expressive-esoterica masterpiece The Moon and Sixpence. Hurd Hatfield essays the title character, a London aristocrat who would sell his soul to remain handsome and young--and, in a manner of speaking, he does just that. Under the influence of his decadent (albeit witty) friend Lord Henry Wotton (George Sanders), Dorian Gray becomes the embodiment of virtually every sin known to man. The greatest of his sins is vanity: Gray commissions artist Basil Hallward (Lowell Gilmore) to paint his portrait. Admiring his own painted countenance, Gray silently makes a demonic pact. The years pass: everyone grows older but Gray, who seemingly gets younger and more good-looking every day. Hallward eventually stumbles upon the secret of Dorian's eternal youth: he finds his painting hidden in the attic, the portrait's face grown grotesquely aged and disfigured. Gray kills Hallward so that his secret will remain safe. Later on, Gray falls in love with Hallward's niece Gladys (Donna Reed). Certain that Gray is responsible for Hallward's death, Gladys' ex-boyfriend David Stone (Peter Lawford) sets out to prove it. He is joined in this mission by the brother of dance hall performer Sybil Vane (Angela Lansbury), who killed herself after Gray betrayed her. Essentially a black and white film, Picture of Dorian Gray bursts into Technicolor whenever the picture is shown in close-up.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2008
UPC: 0883929002955
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 979

Special Features

SDH; Commentary by Angela Lansbury; and historian Steve Haberman; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Sanders Lord Henry Wotton
Hurd Hatfield Dorian Gray
Donna Reed Gladys Hallward
Angela Lansbury Sybil Vane
Peter Lawford David Stone
James Aubrey Cabby
Mary Benoit Actor
Billy Bevan Chairman Malvolio Jones
Lydia Bilbrook Mrs. Vane
Lillian Bond Kate
Elyse Brown Guests At Mayfair Tea
Lisa Carpenter Lady Henry Wotton
Renee Carson Young French Woman
Charles Coleman Butler
Jimmy Conlin Piano Player
Natalie Draper Mrs. Vandelear
Alan Edmiston Cabby
Rex Evans Lord Gerald Goodbody
Mary Forbes Lady Agatha
Richard Fraser James Vane
Lowell Gilmore Basil Hallward
Gibson Gowland Gibson
Robert Greig Sir Thomas
Cedric Hardwicke Narrator
Sam Harris Club Member
Morton Lowry Adrian Singleton
Moyna MacGill Duchess
Miles Mander Sir Robert Bentley
Audrey Manners Lady Alice Goodbody
Emily Massey Parker the Nurse
Frank O'Connor Butler
Reginald Owen Lord George Farmoor
Bill Patton Loader
Lee Powell Actor
Renie Riano Lady Ruxton
William Stack Mr. Erskine
Sibyl Vane Actor
Douglas Walton Alan Campbell
Joe Yule Stage Manager

Technical Credits
Albert Lewin Director,Screenwriter
Oscar Wilde Author
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Hans Peters Art Director
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Marion Herwood Keyes Costumes/Costume Designer
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
Irene Valles Costumes/Costume Designer
Ferris Webster Editor
Jack Dawn Makeup
Pandro S. Berman Producer
Herbert Stothart Score Composer
Hugh Hunt Set Decoration/Design
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Picture of Dorian Gray
1. Credits [1:39]
2. Basil's Painting [4:40]
3. Conscious of His Youth [4:44]
4. Dorian's Wish [2:05]
5. Goodybe, Little Yellow Bird [5:26]
6. Prelude to a Kiss [4:58]
7. Sibyl's Gift [2:09]
8. Dorian's News [3:20]
9. Proposed Experiment [4:02]
10. Invitation to Stay [4:52]
11. Touch of Cruelty [5:36]
12. Tragedy [4:49]
13. No Access [6:20]
14. Visits to the Abyss [2:39]
15. Grownup Gladys [5:59]
16. Artist's Handiwork [4:59]
17. Private Exhibition [3:42]
18. Mortal Blow [3:45]
19. No Choice for Campbell [5:29]
20. Dorian Proposes [1:56]
21. More Blood On the Painting [3:07]
22. Brother's Return [4:10]
23. How Old Do You Think I Am? [3:34]
24. Shooting Party Spoiler [4:21]
25. David's Report [4:41]
26. Through the Heart [4:56]
27. Heaven and Hell [1:07]
28. Cast List [:54]

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