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The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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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Having just finished reading two major works on Wilde, I can verify that this movie takes great care to adhere to historical accuracy in covering the relationship between Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie")...

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