The Importance of Being Earnest

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Two wealthy and eligible bachelors of the 1890s have problems with their marriage prospects

Based on Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of manners set in England during the Victorian era.

Jack and Algernon are two wealthy bachelors. Jack is in love with Gwendolen, while Algernon is attracted to Jack’s ward Cecily. Not surprisingly complication arises as each of the girls think that they are engaged to Ernest (who doesn’t exist), and to complicate things further Gwendolen’s mother Lady Bracknell arrives.

Cast (10)

British actor Michael Redgrave in a moustachioed publicity photograph
Jack Worthing
Michael Denison (as Henry Brodrick) in a photograph from Hungry Hill (1947) (14)
Algernon Moncrieff
A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation.
Gwendolyn Fairfax
Dorothy Tutin
Cecily Cardew
Edith Evans
Lady Bracknell
British comedy actress, Margaret Rutherford as Nurse Carey in Mad About Men (1954)
Miss Letitia Prism
Richard Wattis
Seaton, Worthing’s Butler
Walter Hudd
Lane, Algy’s Butler
Miles Malleson
Canon Chasuble
Aubrey Mather
Merriman, the country Butler
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Blu-ray and DVD


The Importance of Being Earnest DVD [2009]
The Importance of Being Earnest DVD from Network and The British Film

Released:
15th June, 2009
Price: £19.49
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The Importance of Being Earnest DVD [2001]
The Importance of Being Earnest DVD from Carlton, 2001

Released:
30th April, 2001
Price: £19.90
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Film Clips

Earnest love (1m 15s)
Joan Greenwood and Michael Redgrave in a film clip from The Importance of Being Earnest

Director

Anthony Asquith

Film Footage

Colour

Released

1952

Production Companies


British Film-Makers

Javelin Films

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