Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (1970)

Liechtenstein, UK, Italy, West Germany,
88m (Portugal), 93m (USA)
35mm film, colour

A Liechtensteinian British/Italian/West German horror film directed by Massimo Dallamano.

Plot Summary

In London, rich young Dorian Gray falls in love with actress Sybil. Over time, he has a portrait painted of himself which slowly grows older instead of him. Dorian hides the painting and embarks on a life of debauchery, convinced that he will always stay young young as his portrait degenerates.


Directed by: Massimo Dallamano
© [date not given] Etablissement Sargon, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
A Towers of London production. Sargon Film, Terra Filmkunst
Produced by: Harry Alan Towers
Screenplay: Marcello Costa and Massimo Dallamano
A modern allegory based on the work [The Picture of Dorian Gray] of Oscar Wilde
Director of Photography: Otello Spila
Editor: Nicholas Wentworth
Music by: Peppino De Luca and Carlos Pes
Dialogue Director: Karlheinz Brunnemann
Art Director: Mario Ambrosino
Locations: London, England, UK

Helmut Berger as Dorian Gray
Richard Todd as Basil [Hallward]
Herbert Lom as Henry Wotton
Marie Liljedahl as Sybil [Vane]
Margaret Lee as Gwendolyn
Maria Rohm as Alice [Campbell]
Beryl Cunningham as Adrienne
Isa Miranda as Mrs Ruxton
Eleonora Rossi Drago as Esther [Clouston]
Renato Romano as Alan
Stewart Black as James Vane

Alternative Titles

Il dio chiamato Dorian – Italian title
Dorian Gray – UK title
The Evils of Dorian Gray
The Secret of Dorian Gray – US title


Cinestudio no.91 (November 1970) p.29 – review
Film-Echo/Filmwoche no.82 (14 October 1970) p.8 – review
The Hollywood Reporter vol.208 no.48 (9 December 1969) p.16 – credits
The Hollywood Reporter vol.213 no.40 (18 November 1970) p.3 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.40 no.474 (July 1973) pp.144-145 – credits, synopsis, review
Today's Cinema no.9726 (22 September 1969) p.4 – note
Variety 18 November 1970 p.14 – credits, review

American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson pp.190-191 – credits, synopsis, review
Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.278-279 – illustrated review (by John Llewellyn Probert)