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When Dorian Gray, a wealthy but naive young man, has his portrait painted, he rashly wishes that he could remain as youthful and beautiful as the handsome face in the portrait. Little does he realize that his wish will come true. But Gray¹s wanton lifestyle will eventually catch up with him, and the consequences of his reckless behavior will come to haunt him. Starring: Frank Perry, Budd Knapp, Robert Christie and others. Produced and Directed by Andrew Allan. Original Music Composed by Lucio Agostini. CBC Stage Series. Originally Broadcast 1950.
The second play in the volume is Alexandre Dumas' Camille. Marguerite Gauthier is a dying French courtesan who has won the heart of Armand Duval, a handsome young nobleman. Secretly, Armand¹s father persuades Marguerite to give up his son. Soon after, the father relents and Armand returns to Marguerite, but he may be too late as he finds her close to death. Starring: Barry Morse, Barbara Chilcott, Frank Peddie and others. Produced and Directed by Andrew Allan. Original Music Composed by Lucio Agostini. CBC Stage Series. Originally Broadcast 1950.