The Trials of Oscar Wilde  

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The Trials of Oscar Wilde also known as The Man with the Green Carnation, The Green Carnation, and The Trial of Oscar Wilde is a 1960 British film based on the libel and subsequent criminal cases involving Oscar Wilde and the Marquess of Queensberry. It was produced by Irving Allen, written by Allen and Ken Hughes and directed by Hughes, Albert R. Broccoli and Harold Huth from a screenplay by Ken Hughes and Montgomery Hyde, based on the play The Stringed Lute by John Furnell. The film was made by Warwick Films and released by United Artists.

It stars Peter Finch as Wilde, Lionel Jeffries as Queensberry, and John Fraser as Lord Alfred Douglas with James Mason, Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Maxine Audley, Paul Rogers and James Booth.

The film won the Golden Globe for Best English-Language Foreign Film. Peter Finch won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor and the film also received four other BAFTA nominations including Best British Film, Best Film from any source and for John Fraser as Best British Actor. Peter Finch (tied with Bambang Hermanto) also received the Best Actor Award at the Moscow International Film Festival.

The production was filmed in Technirama and presented in Super Technirama 70 at some theaters.

This was one of two films about Wilde released in 1960, the other being Oscar Wilde. They both hit the theatres in the last week of May.

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