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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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Additional Details

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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Trivia:
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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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Great version of a familiar tale, 22 September 2006
Author: Thomasco from Berlin

I enjoyed seeing this on TV over the years. It is typical of pictures that came out during that time period. No not all were perfect with exquisite editing or immaculate soundtrack and how all the modern critics insist a picture must be perfect or you may not like it. Wrong. It is art and a story is told and some B-grade films enjoy tremendous adoration. I like how this showed the guy as basically decadent and wanting to have his fun and all the props are contemporary so the film is a wonderful time capsule. The target audience would seem to be men IMHO. I recommend you watch it, should it ever come on TV where you live, but I doubt it will ever be released to DVD.

The film is an easy, relaxed film, enjoyable to watch, and captures the essence of the idea well -- the question is whether you will ever be able to see it. These old gems are hard to find.

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