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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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Lord Henry Wotton: "If I could get back my youth, I'd do anything in the world except get up early, take exercise or be respectable."


Lord Henry Wotton: I apologize for the intelligence of my remarks, Sir Thomas, I'd forgotten that you were a member of Parliament.


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.


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The movie is black and white except for four times when Dorian Gray's picture is shown in color.
Laird Cregar, who had come to notice in Hollywood by playing Oscar Wilde on stage, was considered for the role of Lord Henry.
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.
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