For some strange reason two separate companies were filmming the story of Oscar Wilde's life at the same time. THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, a color film, starred Peter Finch as the famed Irish writer, while this black-and-white film, the better of the two productions, features Robert Morley
in the title role. Morley is married to Calvert, but she stays mostly in the background as her husband meets and falls in love with Neville (making his movie debut), a young lord-about-town who hates his father, Chapman, the Marquis of Queensberry, the man who gave us the rules for boxing. When
Chapman accuses Morley of being a "sodomite," Morley, already a legendary wit and succe...