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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Director: Albert Lewin

110 minutes| 1945| 35mm| Black and White/Colour


This film screened 10th April 2010.

This excellent adaptation of Wilde’s infamous novel is littered with characters of blurred sexuality and undescribed vice. Director Albert Lewin’s complex blend of Griffithian nightmare and moralising merges with a near-expressionist vision of Dorian’s descent. He devises a uniquely dark world, wholly ill-at-ease with MGM’s usually cosy values. Hurd Hatfield – described by Arthur Penn as ‘America’s least known great actor’ – is haunting
as Dorian.

The film will be introduced by Albert Power, Gothic scholar and writer.

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