Donna Reed, George Sanders, and Hurd Hatfield
Every now and again a movie’s cast will leave me completely gobsmacked. I find myself wondering, “Did the casting department, producer, and director even KNOW what kind of magic they were assembling at the time?!”
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945, directed by Albert Lewin) hits me this way each time I see it. Hurd Hatfield (who, for crying out loud, should be a household name with that talent), Donna Reed, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, and Peter Lawford lead a cast that is spellbinding.
If you’ve never seen this wonderful movie or if it’s been quite some time, I hope you’ll seek it out and revisit it. You won’t be sorry.
You can buy the wonderful The Picture of Dorian Gray on dvd (Amazon link) or watch the film on Prime Video. I need this one for my Donna Reed collection but I think I MUST watch it on Prime Video tonight to hold me over. This is one outstanding film.