Oscar Wilde (1960)

Oscar Wilde (1960)
 

Director Gregory Ratoff

Writer Jo Eisinger (screenplay), Frank Harris (based on works by), Leslie Stokes (play), Sewell Stokes (play)

Genre Biography, Drama, History

Year 1960

Actors Robert Morley, Ralph Richardson, Phyllis Calvert, John Neville

IMDB : 6.9 (258 votes)


 

Description In the 1890s, famed writer Oscar Wilde (Robert Morley) embarks on a relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas (John Neville), despite his marriage to Constance (Phyllis Calvert). This relationship and its consequences are the focus of this dramatization of Wilde's life. Wilde sues Alfred's father, the Marquis of Queensberry (Edward Chapman), for libel - a lawsuit that turns against him when a prosecuting lawyer forces him to admit to his homosexuality, leading to a second lawsuit.

Comments

  • Lukerdog 2016-08-20 23:41:34
    This film has so many astounding performances . Mr. Finch deftly delivered the classic lines. They drip with the sardonic wit i imagine adorned them the first time they were uttered. It's my favorite version of Mr. Wilde's later years. The actor for "Bosie" in the Robert Morley version was far too old. It truly knocked the picture's balance out of kilter. Mr. Fry's "Wilde" was a delight, and the amount of time they spent on Wilde's prison life stung appropriately. Thank you, Aimfordelight, for sharing this gem! Peace be with you...Lukerdog
  • MP Ossa 2015-09-06 08:48:37
    so grateful for this upload. So much wrong with this movie while some is so accurate. Creative license I reckon. I have watched over and over. Always hoping for the day someone comes forward with a very old recording of Oscar's voice...
  • sclogse1 2014-09-30 04:50:37
    That's the great comic actor, Lionel Jeffries, acting as the miserable father. He's a joy...
  • Toby Mears 2014-03-04 06:15:36
    Great performance by John Fraser (Bosie), for two pins i'd say he stole the show from Finch..:)

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