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27 May 1983 (USA) See more »
In this version of Oscar Wilde's tale, Dorian Gray is an actress who, desperate to become a worldwide star... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Anthony Perkins ... Henry Lord

Belinda Bauer ... Dorian Gray

Joseph Bottoms ... Stuart Vane
Olga Karlatos ... Sofia Lord

Michael Ironside ... Alan Campbell
Caroline Yeager ... Angela Vane
Patsy Rahn ... Tracy
Roxanne Moffitt ... Marie-Rose
Jeff Braunstein ... Parker
Roy Wordsworth ... Vicotr

Peter Hanlon ... Christian
Carol Robinson ... Secretary
Mark Dufty ... Elevator Man

Trudy Weiss ... TV Studio Person
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hrant Alianak ... Nightclub Manager
Bob Collins ... TV Studio Person
Richard Comar ... TV Studio Person
James Kione ... TV Studio Person
Jai Lone ... TV Studio Person
Danny Love ... Party Impersonator
Rusty Ryan ... Party Impersonator

Directed by
Tony Maylam 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenneth August  (as Ken August)
Peter Lawrence 
Oscar Wilde  novel

Produced by
Savas Alatis .... assistant producer
Tony Alatis .... associate producer
Jules Bass .... producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bernard Hoffer 
Cinematography by
Zale Magder 
Film Editing by
Ron Wisman 
Art Direction by
Karen Bromley 
Makeup Department
Barbie Palmer .... makeup department head (as Barbara Palmer)
Sound Department
Rod Haykin .... sound recordist
Jim Hopkins .... sound effects editor
Omero Pataracchia .... boom operator
Branko Racki .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Van Haren Noman .... camera operator

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95 min
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Base on the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (1890)..See more »
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THE SINS OF DORIAN GRAY {TV} (Tony Maylam, 1983) **1/2, 2 November 2013
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

Just as R.L. Stevenson's quintessential dual-personality tale was revamped by Hammer as DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE (1971), it was not inconceivable that Oscar Wilde's similar narrative would be rethought on distaff lines. The result is quite tolerable under the circumstances but, emanating from the Rankin/Bass stable (renowned for animated kiddie fare!), it was deemed to have merely scraped the surface of what was basically a critique of the moral decay overtaking Victorian society (epitomized by the notorious Jack The Ripper killings). Not unexpectedly, then, the theme of the novel was updated to contemporary times and transposed to the glitzy fashion world of L.A. (making the whole feel rather like a typical "Emmanuelle" entry but without the copious nudity!): here, the protagonist becomes a modeling celebrity but, unwisely, the all-important "picture" is made out to be screen-test footage, cue unconvincing make-up effects to illustrate its increasing degeneration and, played over and over during the course of the movie, it proves quite enervating! Therein, however, lays its major problem: since the plot is supposed to unfold in the space of 30 years, the look (sets, costumes, hairstyles) throughout never changes to reflect this passage of time, which history books attest to having been pretty considerable! Anyway, the film essentially rests on the shoulders of its variable cast – led by Anthony Perkins in the Lord Henry Wotton persona (creatively redubbed Henry Lord!) and Belinda Bauer (not too bad considering, but perhaps managing best the bitchy aspects of the title role, and which would subsequently typecast her!). Olga Karlatos appears as Perkins' wife and rival(!) for Dorian's services (and affections?), Joseph Bottoms the pseudo-singer/pianist who captures her heart if only for a little while (precipitating his suicide) and Michael Ironside is the photographer eventually reduced to 'cleaning up' after her. For what it is worth, we are even treated to a cheesy title song which, again, is picked up ad nauseam along the way!

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