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The Picture of Dorian Gray Overview:

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) was a Drama - Fantasy Film directed by Albert Lewin and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressAngela LansburyNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Hans Peters; Interior Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Hugh Hunt, JohnNominated
Best CinematographyHarry StradlingWon
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Lord Henry Wotton: There's only one way to get rid of temptation, and that's to yield to it.


Lord Henry Wotton: I like persons better than principles and persons with no principles better than anything at all.


Lord Henry Wotton: I choose my friends carefully.


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Years later, a friend of Hurd Hatfield's bought the painting of young Dorian Gray that was used in the movie at an auction, and gave it to Hatfield.
Angela Lansbury lost the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress to Anne Revere, who played her stalwart mother in the cherished family adventure, National Velvet, a film in which Lansbury was assigned what she long considered a secondary role.
Basil Rathbone campaigned in vain for the part of Lord Henry and believed that his typecasting as Sherlock Holmes was the reason he failed to get it. MGM's loaning of Rathbone to Universal to play Holmes was very profitable for the studio, another reason for not casting him.
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