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The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)

 -  Biography | Drama | History  -  May 1960 (UK)
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At the height of his fame (his plays being much celebrated in London in the 1890's), Oscar Wilde angers the Lord Queensbury by having what is whispered and gossiped as a romantic ... See full summary »

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Lady Wilde
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Ada Leverson
James Booth ...
Alfred Wood
Emrys Jones ...
Lloyd Lamble ...
Charles Humphries
Paul Rogers ...
Frank Harris
Ian Fleming ...
Arthur, the Wilde Butler
Laurence Naismith ...
Naomi Chance ...
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At the height of his fame (his plays being much celebrated in London in the 1890's), Oscar Wilde angers the Lord Queensbury by having what is whispered and gossiped as a romantic relationship with Queensbury's son, twenty years Wilde's junior. When Queensbury slanders Wilde, the arrogant artist decides to take the matter to court, and brings about his own downfall. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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The editor, Geoffrey Foot had to work fast on The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960) as another film about Wilde, Oscar Wilde (1960), was being made at the same time. At one point, the composer Ron Goodwin was recording music before scenes were filmed. Foot still edited the score flawlessly. From start to finish, the picture was made in nine weeks. See more »

Goofs

When Oscar sits next to Bosie at the Royal Cafe he gathers his coat around himself twice in successive shots. See more »

Quotes

[the Marquis of Queensbury hands an insulting bouquet of vegetables to Oscar Wilde]
Oscar Wilde: How charming. Every time I smell them I shall think of you, Lord Queensbury.
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Lillie Langtry's name is misspelled "Lily." See more »

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Referenced in A Profile of 'A Town Like Alice' (2001) See more »

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Die Fldermaus
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Music by Johann Strauß
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28 March 2003 | by (Some garret in France, surrounded by strange sounds.) – See all my reviews

I can't find fault with one thing. My favourite film. I love Wilde, and this really just captured everything. I found this accurate, witty and touching. The court case in particular moved me, as did Finch's portrayal of the man himself. This is excellent and has stood the test of time.


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