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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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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 suppose in a fortnight or so, we shall be told he's been seen in San Francisco. It's an odd thing, but everyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world.


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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According to Angela Lansbury, a friend of hers, Michael Dyne, was considered for Dorian. Dyne suggested Lansbury for the role of Sybil Vane. The casting director liked her for the part and suggested her to George Cukor for Gaslight. She saw both Cukor and Albert Lewin the same day and was cast for her first two films.
Final film of Charles K. French.
Laird Cregar, who had come to notice in Hollywood by playing Oscar Wilde on stage, was considered for the role of Lord Henry.
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