The Picture of Dorian Gray


"Dorian Gray" 1969 Directed by
Massimo Dallamano 

Writing credits
Marcello Costa 
Massimo Dallamano 

Genre: Horror

Plot Summary: In contemporary London, a beautiful and rich young man, Dorian Gray, loves Sybil, an aspiring actress; thanks to her, he's momentarily less self-centered. He's also sitting for a portrait painted by his friend, Basil. When it's done, Dorian complains he'll grow old while it stays unchanged. On the same night, he slaps Sybil and sends her away, then accepts the seductive offer of a party's hostess to sleep with her. The next day, the painting looks slightly older. In horror and fascination, Dorian hides it away and continues a life of degradation. Over time, as the portrait becomes hideous, he's unchanged by libidinal life; finally, he and Basil face the painting.


Credited cast overview:
Helmut Berger .... Dorian Gray
Richard Todd .... Basil Hallward
Herbert Lom .... Henry Wotton
Marie Liljedahl .... Sybil Vane
Margaret Lee .... Gwendolyn
Maria Rohm .... Alice Campbell
Beryl Cunningham .... Adrienne
Isa Miranda .... Mrs. Ruxton
Eleonora Rossi Drago .... Mrs. Clouston
Renato Romano .... Alan
Stewart Black .... James Vane
Francesco Tensi
Also Known As:
Bildnis des Dorian Gray, Das (1970) (West Germany)
Dio chiamato Dorian, Il (1970) (Italy)
Evils of Dorian Gray, The (1970)
Secret of Dorian Gray, The (1970)
Country: UK / Italy / West Germany
Language: Italian
Color: Color
Certification: UK:15 / USA:R / Australia:R