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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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Dorian Gray: If only it was the picture who was to grow old, and I remain young. There's nothing in the world I wouldn't give for that. Yes, I would give even my soul for it.


Lord Henry Wotton: I choose my friends carefully.


Lord Henry Wotton: But adoring someone is certainly better than being adored. Being adored is a nuisance. You'll discover, Dorian, that women treat us just as humanity treats its gods. They worship us and keep bothering us to do something for them.


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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.
Oscar Wilde's Dorian was blonde-haired, blue-eyed and highly emotional, but Albert Lewin's conception of Dorian was of an icy, distant character.
Already established as a cabaret singer, Angela Lansbury plaintively intoned "Good-bye, Little Yellow Bird" (music and lyrics by C.W. Murphy and William Hargreaves) in this movie. Yet strangely, in her two subsequent MGM films, her singing would be dubbed by two phantom voices: 'Virginia Reese' in The Harvey Girls, a full-throttle Technicolor musical; and Doreen Tryden in The Hoodlum Saint, a moody drama containing a couple of standards. In this film, Doreen Tryden, ironically, supplied the off-screen voice for Donna Reed's reprise of "Good-bye, Little Yellow Bird."
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