The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)

Directed by Ken Hughes

Genre: Drama 

Plot Summary: At the height of his fame (his plays being much celebrated in London in the 1890's), Oscar Wilde angers the Lord Queensbury by having what is whispered and gossiped as a romantic relationship with Queensbury's son, twenty years Wilde's junior. When Queensbury slanders Wilde, the arrogant artist decides to take the matter to court, and brings about his own downfall.

Book Author: H.M. Hyde

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Finch .... Oscar Wilde
Yvonne Mitchell ....


James Mason .... Sir Edward Carson
Nigel Patrick .... Sir Edward Clarke
Lionel Jeffries .... Marquis of Queensberry
John Fraser  .... Lord Alfred Douglas
Sonia Dresdel .... Lady Wilde
Maxine Audley .... Ada Leverson
James Booth .... Wood
Emrys Jones .... Robbie Ross
Lloyd Lamble .... Charles Humphries
Paul Rogers  .... Frank Harris
Ian Fleming  .... Arthur
Laurence Naismith .... Prince of Wales
Naomi Chance


Lily Langtry