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UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation present

The Trials of Oscar Wilde (Great Britain, 1960)

The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)
August 7, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Directed by Ken Hughes

Ken Hughes’ widescreen account of playwright Oscar Wilde’s fall from public grace is a gripping depiction of one of the most fantastic scandals of the modern era. Peter Finch invests his portrayal of Wilde, convicted in a show trial of conducting an affair with a younger man, with rare sympathy and dimension. Filmed in Technirama, the film abounds with period detail.

Producer: Harold Huth. Screenwriter: Ken Hughes. Cast: Peter Finch, James Mason, John Fraser.

35mm, Technicolor, 123 min.

Outfest members receive 2 for 1 admission to Legacy Project screenings!
*Offer available for tickets purchased at the Billy Wilder Theater box office.

Tonight’s screening represents the first in a year-long series of Legacy events supported by a special grant from The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation. The Archive is pleased and grateful for this extraordinary support.