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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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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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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Oscar Wilde would have liked this, 11 January 2001
Author: rundbauchdodo from Zürich, Switzerland

Massimo Dallamano's film of Oscar Wilde's work places the story to the London of the 1960s. Even though many reviews obviously didn't like this and wrote rather negative about the film, I think the story works surprisingly well.

Helmut Berger is excellent and undeniably gorgeous as the (in the end tragic) title character, but also the other actors deliver their best. Especially Herbert Lom as Henry Wotton acts absolutely great, and most of the women are not only very pretty, but also deliver convincing performances.

All in all, "Dorian Gray" surely is the most unusual film version of the writing, it is rather drama than horror, but that's what Oscar Wilde's work is too, isn't it? I guess that Oscar Wilde would have liked this.

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