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The Sins of Dorian Gray (1983)

In this version of Oscar Wilde's tale, Dorian Gray is an actress who, desperate to become a worldwide star, makes a deal that switches her soul to her image on film, then proceeds to sleep ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Maylam

Writers:

Kenneth August (as Ken August), Peter Lawrence | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Perkins ... Henry Lord
Belinda Bauer ... Dorian Gray
Joseph Bottoms ... Stuart Vane
Olga Karlatos Olga Karlatos ... Sofia Lord
Michael Ironside ... Alan Campbell
Caroline Yeager Caroline Yeager ... Angela Vane
Patsy Rahn Patsy Rahn ... Tracy
Roxanne Moffitt Roxanne Moffitt ... Marie-Rose
Jeff Braunstein Jeff Braunstein ... Parker
Roy Wordsworth Roy Wordsworth ... Vicotr
Peter Hanlon ... Christian
Carol Robinson Carol Robinson ... Secretary
Mark Dufty Mark Dufty ... Elevator Man
Trudy Weiss ... TV Studio Person
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hrant Alianak ... Nightclub Manager
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In this version of Oscar Wilde's tale, Dorian Gray is an actress who, desperate to become a worldwide star, makes a deal that switches her soul to her image on film, then proceeds to sleep her way to the top, knowing that she will never age. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Morde der Dorian Gray See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Picture of Dorian Gray explores the fantasy of invincible vice only to discover that, while justice can be dodged, there is no escape from conscience. Written in 1890, the homosexual undertones of the novel were used as evidence in the criminal-libel suit of Wilde vs the Marquess of Queensberry in 1895, who accused the writer of homosexual promiscuity with his son, Lord Alfred Douglas. Wilde was found guilty of gross indecency, and sentenced to two years hard labor - from which he never recovered. He died in poverty and disgrace in 1900. Like his tragic hero, Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde tried to conceal something about himself in art, and in the end was betrayed by art. See more »

Connections

References What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

"The Sins of Dorian Gray'
Written by Bernard Hoffer & Jules Bass
Performed by Lisa Dalbello (as Lisa Dal Bello)
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Is age-defying your goal?
23 October 2002 | by mmariannaSee all my reviews

Dorian Gray (female) started to age just like the real Dorian Gray (male) in Oscar Wild's novel. Disappointingly boring. This flick deserves one out of ten.


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