The Picture of Dorian Gray [Blu-ray] [1945]

  • SKU: 26056059
  • Release Date: 11/18/2014
  • Rating: NR
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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. Admiring his own painted countenance, Gray silently makes a demonic pact. The years pass: everyone grows older but Gray, who seemingly gets younger and more good-looking every day. Hallward eventually stumbles upon the secret of Dorian's eternal youth: he finds his painting hidden in the attic, the portrait's face grown grotesquely aged and disfigured. Gray kills Hallward so that his secret will remain safe. Later on, Gray falls in love with Hallward's niece Gladys (Donna Reed). Certain that Gray is responsible for Hallward's death, Gladys' ex-boyfriend David Stone (Peter Lawford) sets out to prove it. He is joined in this mission by the brother of dance hall performer Sybil Vane (Angela Lansbury), who killed herself after Gray betrayed her. Essentially a black and white film, Picture of Dorian Gray bursts into Technicolor whenever the picture is shown in close-up. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • George Sanders
    George Sanders - Lord Henry Wotton
  • Hurd Hatfield
    Hurd Hatfield - Dorian Gray
  • Donna Reed
    Donna Reed - Gladys Hallward
  • Angela Lansbury
    Angela Lansbury - Sybil Vane
  • Peter Lawford
    Peter Lawford - David Stone

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    I've been trying to find this movie on DVD forover 5 years. Once I found the movie on Best Buy's website, I was elated! I was very pleased with the clarity of the picture (especially since the movie was made in 1945) and the audio (I could hear the movie without having to turn the volume up "super high." Great classics such as this reminds us of how cleverly films were made back in the day...the story causes us to search ourselves deep within.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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    This is such a great movie and it is truly a "must see"! The acting is superb and the directing is excellent! It is a great movie with a timely message.

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