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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

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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)
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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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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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Do I make you horny, baby?, 26 February 2010
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

Somewhere between EEK! and chic, this swinging London version of Dorian Gray, made in 1969 and starring the very handsome Helmet Berger (two slices of bread and a motorbike) is one of the great new century cinema fiasco movies. You will really love this gloriously awful film in all it's orange and white arty farty glory. Richard Todd paints the picture of the story and hairy Herbert Lom ponces about (even under the shower in one scream inducing shot) as a gay fwend.... with various unknown actresses with twee names like Sybil and Gwendoline all of whom get shafted and then tossed off. Imagine an Austin Powers remake today? Well this is the real thing except for the startling beauty of a well cast Helmet (so to speak). DORIAN GRAY 1970 is a fantastic experience for your friends to get slightly tipsy and watch together. My favorite bit is the shag in the field where the camera pans to show Mr Berger's bum with a massive bug sitting on it. Other hilarious moments show Dorian cruising the marina for a tug, some old dame at the races getting serviced in a stable and gasping for astonished air, and of course the horrible painting that looks like a green and purple vomit with eyes. Warm up the cheap champagne, prep the DVD player, call the friends over, serve cheese and pineapple chunks and whack on DORIAN GRAY. Your friends will never forgive or forget.

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