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The Late Film: The Trials of Oscar Wilde


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starring Peter Finch with John Fraser
Yvonne Mitchell , James Mason
Peter Finch - often associated with extrovert and adventure roles - gives a memorable performance as the victim of one of the most infamous trials in legal history. Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted whilst at the pinnacle of his career as a playwright, and the height of his fame as a wit and socialite. He was pilloried not only for his homosexuality, but because of his refusal to accept the hypocrisy of those around him.
Screenplay by KEN HUGHES based on the play The Stringed Lute by JOHN FURNELL and Trials of Oscar Wilde by MONTGOMERY HYDE
Produced by HAROLD HUTH
Directed by KEN HUGHES. Films: page 15


Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: John Fraser
Unknown: Yvonne Mitchell
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Play By: Ken Hughes
Unknown: John Furnell
Produced By: Harold Huth
Directed By: Ken Hughes.
Oscar Wilde: Peter Finch
Edward Carson: James Mason
Constance Wilde: Yvonne Mitchell
Sir Edward Clarke: Nigel Patrick
Lord Alfred Douglas: John Fraser
The Marquis of Queensberry: Lionel Jeffries
Ada Leverson: Maxine Audley
Wood: James Booth
Lady Wilde: Sonia Dresdel
Robbie Ross: Emrys Jones
Frank Harris: Paul Rogers

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The Late Film: The Trials of Oscar Wilde

BBC One London, 1 August 1980 22.50

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