The Trials of Oscar Wilde

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

A chronicle of Oscar Wilde's libel suit against the Marquis of Queensberry and the tragic turn his life took because of it. Starring Oscar-winner Peter Finch (Network) as Wilde, James Mason (Lolita) and Lionel Jeffries (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).

Peter Finch won a Best British Actor BAFTA for his performance, while the movie was awarded a Golden Globe for Best English-Language Foreign Film (UK).
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The Trials of Oscar Wilde / Reviews

TV Guide

TV Guide

Ken Hughes' direction is solid, always leading the viewer exactly where he needs to go. The Trials of Oscar Wilde may be a bit dated, but it's still quite powerful - and Finch is often mesmerizing.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The clash of personalities between the hero and the lawyer who chops him down, the latter played by James Mason, is not so sharp...

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Variety

Variety

Peter Finch gives a moving and subtle performance as the ill-starred playwright.

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