Movies Trials Of Oscar Wilde, The (1960, Peter Finch, James Mason) Published 7 months ago on October 11, 2018 Although Hollywood frequently manages to produce two films about the same subject simultaneously (as with Deep Impact and Armageddon), it isn’t a new phenomenon. In 1959/60, there were two films released about Oscar Wilde and this is the superior version (the other film starred Robert Morley). Peter Finch stars as the Irish literary genius whose downfall was caused by the man he loved. The film commences on the opening night of Lady Windermere’s Fan , with the evening marred only by an argument between the Marquis of Queensberry (Lionel Jeffries) and his son, Lord Alfred Douglas (John Fraser). Oscar Wilde, a married man with two children, is however attracted to Douglas (aka Bosie) and begins a torrid relationship with the clearly unstable younger man. The affair is a cause célèbre, with Oscar being blackmailed about the relationship but still lavishing riches on his lover. Needing money to support both his family and Bosie’s extravagant style, Oscar retreats to Brighton to write The Importance of Being Earnest. He’s pursued by Bosie, however, and the two men quarrel and part – they’re only reunited when Oscar learns about the death of Bosie’s brother. On the opening night of his new opus, Wilde is accused of being a sodomite by the Marquis of Queensberry, with the playwright suing Bosie’s father for libel. It is the first of three trials that will eventually see Wilde sent to Reading Gaol for two years’ hard labour. A moving portrait of a great man brought crashing down by his own vanity and the petty jealousies of others, The Trials of Oscar Wilde features a powerful performance by Peter Finch in the title role. It’s a sensitive drama, comparable to the equally acclaimed Wilde, made nearly 40 years later with Stephen Fry. production details UK | 130 minutes | 1960 Writer and Director: Ken Hughes (based on the play by John Fernald and the book by Montgomery Hyde). cast Peter Finch as Oscar Wilde Nigel Patrick as Sir Edward Clarke John Fraser as Lord Alfred Douglas Yvonne Mitchell as Constance Wilde James Mason as Sir Edward Carson Lionel Jeffries as John Sholto Douglas, Marquis of Queensberry Sonia Dresdel as Lady Wilde DramaHistoryJames MasonJohn FraserJohn FurnellKen HughesLionel JeffriesNigel PatrickPeter FinchSonia DresdelYvonne Mitchell Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV13 hours ago Cutting It (BBC-1 2002-2005, Amanda Holden, Sarah Parish) Comedy drama series. Allie runs a successful hairdressing salon but her problems begin when a rival salon opens across the... TV13 hours ago Culloden (BBC-1 1964, George McBean, Olivier Espitalier-Noel) Highly innovative documentary drama telling the story of the last battle to be fought on British soil in 1746 at... TV13 hours ago C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (BBC-2 2006, Anton Rodgers, Diane Venora) Biographical drama. The story of author CS Lewis’s life from childhood to old age as his views on religion alter... TV13 hours ago Crow Road, The (BBC-2 1996, Joe McFadden, Peter Capaldi) Drama serial. Prentice McHoan returns to his Scottish home and gets caught up in the dark secrets that everyone around... TV13 hours ago New Tricks (BBC 2003-2015 with James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman) Crime drama series New Tricks took the Cold Case took it’s natural extreme by bringing out of retirement a group... search EPISODES Episodes22 hours ago Blindspot: Coder to Killer (S4EP20 NBC Fri 24 May 2019) Coder to Killer: A horrifying and vengeful villain threatens the FBI. Weller considers his priorities. Zapata and Reade try to... Episodes22 hours ago Dynasty: Deception, Jealousy, and Lies (Season 2 Finale The CW Fri 24 May 2019) Deception, Jealousy, and Lies: As various members of the Carrington family make the ultimate decision between preserving their legacies and... Episodes22 hours ago Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson(S6EP3 ABC Fri 24 May 2019) Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson: It’s a wild night out on the planet of Kitson for the... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.