Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.
The opera Don Giovanni is mentioned at one point. As with this story, that of Don Giovanni involves an inanimate work of art - in that case, a statue - that drives the story to its conclusion.
Wait. You must not look at it.
Basil Hallward: Not look at my own work? You're not serious. Why shouldn't I look at it?
Dorian Gray: I don't offer any explanation and do not ask for any. But if you try to look at that picture, Basil, on my word of honor, I will never speak to ...
When Sibyl Vane first catches sight of Dorian while she's performing "Goodbye, Little Yellow Bird," she momentarily stops singing, but her voice can still be heard on the soundtrack.
Older TV prints of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" ran entirely in black-and-white, and did not show the painting in colour. Most current TV broadcasts now show the proper colour inserts. According to some sources, the final shot of the film was also originally shown in colour, but all extant prints show the final shot in black-and-white.
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