ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
The timeless tale of Dorian Gray, a man whose perpetual youth is tied to a painting of himself comes to the screen in this 1945 adaptation. Concept art from artist Harry Johnson can be seen here.
A naïve young man. A lovelorn artist. A corruptible Lord. A deal with the Devil. It all paints a picture of a Victorian London and how the rich and infamous party at their peril. Here, the telling of time and its consequence of experience for life’s treasures’ takes it toll on the body, mind and soul. The haunting and bleak tale of power, greed, vanity and inevitable self-destruction is ever present amongst the deceit, opium dens and sin.
Won 1 Oscar: Best Cinematography
Nominated for Best Actress in Supporting Role, Best Art Direction - Interior Design