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      Oscar Wilde

      Released Jun 20, 1960 1h 36m Biography LGBTQ+ List
      Reviews 30% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings 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. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A competent and well-acted production of the infamous homosexual scandal of the 1890s in Victorian England. Rated: B+ Feb 8, 2023 Full Review Dwight MacDonald Esquire Magazine Generally entertaining and often moving. Jul 16, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Russ G Robert Moreley gives a tremendous performance here, especially at the point where the walls are caving in on him. The turn from smug defiance to abject fear is palpable. Was he brought down by his own hubris, or the manipulations of the young Lord Alfred? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Robert Morley is wonderful as Oscar Wilde. This film was ahead of it's time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review s r Some good writing, but overall it just felt stuffy and seemed to be beating around the bush. No doubt this was a controversial subject for its day. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Robert Morley gives a fine performance in Gregory Ratoff's adaptation of a stage play; the film concentrates mostly on Wilde's indecency trial. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Gregory Ratoff
      Producer
      William Kirby
      Production Co
      Vantage Films
      Genre
      Biography, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 20, 1960, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 19, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 36m
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