The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)Closed Captioning
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Oscar and Golden Globe-winning adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic story about a mysterious young man whose painted portrait ages through the years while he remains young. Starring Oscar-winner George Sands ("All About Eve"), multiple Oscar and Emmy-nominee Angela Lansbury ("Gaslight," TV's "Murder, She Wrote") and Oscar-winner Donna Reed ("From Here to Eternity").
Don't Watch Alone!
Maybe my sister and I are just scaredy cats for not moving from the couch for a few minutes after watching this (probably didn't help that we were already spooked out!), maybe not, decide for yourselves! Be prepared though, it might do the same to you! :) Great film!
Very, very good movie. Plot and cast create an incredible atmosphere. I read the book and knew already what was going to happen, still I could feel goosebumps when, for example, Dorian sees his altered portrait.
The fact the movie is in black and white, and some parts in Technicolor, makes Dorian`s situation even scarier. 5 stars!
For those who have read the book, this movie will be almost a great dissapointment. Dumbed down, many things were changed, they played it way too safe, yes I know, it is the 40's... There just is not a good movie on Oscar Wilde's only novel. However, many lines from the book do appear in the movie. Those were my favorite parts.