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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 Marquis of Queensberry by having what is whispered and gossiped as a romantic ... See full summary »

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Yvonne Mitchell ...
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John Fraser ...
Sonia Dresdel ...
Lady Wilde
Maxine Audley ...
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 Marquis of Queensberry by having what is whispered and gossiped as a romantic relationship with Queensberry's son, twenty years Wilde's junior. When Queensberry 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

Queensberry leaves Wilde a card accusing him of "posing as a sodomite". The real Queensberry misspelled the word as "somdomite"; presumably this was changed for clarity's sake. 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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Over the Waves
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Music by Juventino Rosas
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pretty good
14 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I had heard of Oscar Wilde before but i didn't know who he was. I had seen the 1945 version of The picture of dorion Gray but i didn't know he wrote it. This movie has Wilde being put on trial for having homosexual relations, there's more to it but I'm too lazy to put it down. Peter Finch does a good job and James Mason is the main reason i wanted this, but i didn't know he was basically only in one long scene as the defense attorney.


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