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24 April 1970 (West Germany) See more »
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Helmut Berger ... Dorian Gray

Richard Todd ... Basil Hallward

Herbert Lom ... Henry Wotton
Marie Liljedahl ... Sybil Vane
Margaret Lee ... Gwendolyn

Maria Rohm ... Alice Campbell
Beryl Cunningham ... Adrienne

Isa Miranda ... Mrs. Ruxton
Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Esther Clouston

Renato Romano ... Alan
Stewart Black ... James Vane
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renzo Marignano ... Pornografic Editor (uncredited)
Francesco Tensi ... Mr. Clouston (uncredited)

Directed by
Massimo Dallamano 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marcello Coscia 
Massimo Dallamano 
Günter Ebert 
Oscar Wilde  novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Harry Alan Towers .... producer (as Peter Welbeck)
 
Original Music by
Peppino De Luca 
Carlos Pes 
 
Cinematography by
Otello Spila 
 
Film Editing by
Leo Jahn 
Nicholas Wentworth 
 
Art Department
Mario Ambrosino .... construction foreman
 
Other crew
Karlheinz Brunnemann .... dialogue director
 

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Also Known As:
"Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
Portugal:88 min (cut version) | USA:93 min | UK:101 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Richard Todd has said in interviews he had no idea this film was semi porno until he discovered it was playing at a well known Porn Cinema in London.See more »
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References The Lustful Turk (1968)See more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Good Contemporary Adaptation of a Classic Novel, 4 January 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the late 60's in London, the model Dorian Gray (Helmut Berger) meets the aspirant actress Sybil Vane (Marie Liljedahl) and they fall in love for each other. Meanwhile, his friend Basil Hallward (Richard Todd) concludes his painting, and Dorian Gray, fascinated with the picture, proposes the devil to exchange his soul per a permanent youth and beauty. From this moment on, the character and behavior of the former sweet Dorian changes and he becomes a corrupt and amoral man, sex driven and capable of destroying many lives inclusive Sibyl's. While his friends grow older, Dorian remains young never aging, but his painting discloses his innermost ugliness, fruit of his despicable social conduct.

"Dorian Gray" is a good contemporary adaptation of the famous Oscar Wilde's classic novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray", which I believe is one of the books most read, or at least known, worldwide. Everybody is familiarized with this dramatic and evil story. The handsome Helmut Berger fits perfectly to the role and I really liked this underrated movie. Massimo Dallamano's version is original, attractive and has a good international cast. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Retrato de Dorian Gray" ("The Picture of Dorian Gray")

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