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.
Main title from The Importance of Being Earnest (1952). Two wealthy and eligible bachelors of the 1890s have problems with their marriage prospects.
Joan Greenwood and Michael Redgrave in a film clip from The Importance of Being Earnest.
Dorothy Tutin, Joan Greenwood, Michael Redgrave and Michael Denison in a film clip from The Importance of Being Earnest.