The Trials of Oscar Wilde Poster

Release Date: 1960

PG|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
Renowned for his flamboyant and witty persona, Irish writer Oscar Wilde (Peter Finch) clashes in court with the powerful Marquess of Queensberry (Lionel Jeffries), the father of his young lover, Lord Alfred Douglas (John Fraser). While Wilde instigates a libel case, the hearing results in the playwright's own trial and prosecution for gross indecency and sodomy. Wilde's subsequent prison stint leads to a tragic decline for the revered literary figure.

Cast: Peter Finch, Yvonne Mitchell, James Mason, John Fraser, Lionel Jeffries, Nigel Patrick

Director: Ken Hughes

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warwick Film Productions

Keywords: Underdog, Wife, Emotional, London, Tense, Father, Love triangle, Forbidden love

Awards

Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Winner British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Winner Samuel Goldwyn International Award