The Picture of Dorian Gray
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The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1945)
The Picture of Dorian Gray was writer/director Albert E. Lewin's fascinating follow-up to his expressive-esoterica masterpiece The Moon and Sixpence. Hurd Hatfield essays the title character, a London aristocrat who would sell his soul to remain handsome and young--and, in a manner of speaking, he does just that. Under the influence of his decadent (albeit witty) friend Lord Henry Wotton (George Sanders), Dorian Gray becomes the embodiment of virtually every sin known to man. The greatest of his sins is vanity: Gray commissions artist Basil Hallward (Lowell Gilmore) to paint his portrait.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

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"The Picture of Dorian Gray isn't awful, though it's certainly an instance in which an outright debacle would have made a much more interesting film."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"Sterling adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 1891 novel about a handsome young Victorian aristocrat."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...dramatic, elegant, witty, thoughtful, and terrifically photographed."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Literate and classy horror, brilliantly directed and played."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Excellent adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic story. Watch for the creative use of color in the otherwise B&W production."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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