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The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)

At the height of his fame, Oscar Wilde angers the Marquis of Queensberry by having what is (correctly) believed to be a romantic relationship with Queensberry's son Lord Alfred Douglas ("... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Hughes

Writers:

Ken Hughes (screenplay), Montgomery Hyde (based on the book "The Trials Of Oscar Wilde" by) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Finch ... Oscar Wilde
Yvonne Mitchell ... Constance Wilde
James Mason ... Sir Edward Carson
Nigel Patrick ... Sir Edward Clarke
Lionel Jeffries ... Marquis of Queensberry
John Fraser ... Lord Alfred Douglas
Sonia Dresdel ... Lady Wilde
Maxine Audley ... Ada Leverson
James Booth ... Alfred Wood
Emrys Jones ... Robbie Ross
Lloyd Lamble ... Charles Humphries
Paul Rogers ... Frank Harris
Ian Fleming ... Arthur
Laurence Naismith ... Prince of Wales
Naomi Chance Naomi Chance ... Lily Langtry
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Storyline

At the height of his fame, Oscar Wilde angers the Marquis of Queensberry by having what is (correctly) believed to be a romantic relationship with Queensberry's son Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie"), who is twenty years Wilde's junior. When Queensberry slanders Wilde, the artist decides to take the matter to court and brings about his own downfall. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Green Carnation See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording)

Color:

Color (photographed in) (as Technicolor ®)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

The editor, Geoffrey Foot had to work fast on The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960) as another film about Wilde, Oscar Wilde (1960), was being made at the same time. At one point, the composer Ron Goodwin was recording music before scenes were filmed. Foot still edited the score flawlessly. From start to finish, the picture was made in nine weeks. See more »

Goofs

After the Marquis of Queensberry left Wilde's home, Wilde (seated) embraced his wife. In one shot his left hand (on her arm) was level with his chin. Then on a change of camera, it was level with his eyes. See more »

Quotes

Oscar Wilde: Iced champagne is a favorite drink of mine, much against my doctor's orders.
Sir Edward Carson: Never mind your doctor's orders!
Oscar Wilde: I never do.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: LONDON in the 1890's See more »

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Soundtracks

Die Fledermaus
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Music by Johann Strauss
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pretty good
14 February 2004 | by kyle_furrSee all my reviews

I had heard of Oscar Wilde before but i didn't know who he was. I had seen the 1945 version of The picture of dorion Gray but i didn't know he wrote it. This movie has Wilde being put on trial for having homosexual relations, there's more to it but I'm too lazy to put it down. Peter Finch does a good job and James Mason is the main reason i wanted this, but i didn't know he was basically only in one long scene as the defense attorney.


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