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 Gray's wanton lifestyle will eventually catch up with him, and the consequences of his reckless behaviour will come to haunt him. Marguerite Gauthier is a dying French courtesan who has won the heart of Armand Duval, a handsome young nobleman. Secretly, Armand's father persuades Marguerite to give up his son. Soon after, the father relents an Armand returns to Marguerite, but he may be too late as he finds her close to death.