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The Importance Of Being Earnest

Comedy
1h 32m 1952United KingdomAvailable until 23 November 2020
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The Importance Of Being Earnest
1h 32m

This star-studded version of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy maintains enormous amounts of charm. Jack and Algernon are two wealthy bachelors in love. Jack is in love with Gwendolyn, whilst Algernon is drawn to Jack’s ward, Cecily. Complications arise through Jack’s habit of presenting himself as Ernest, his imaginary brother, and Algernon’s use of Ernest’s name to simplify deceitful courtships. Thus, each of the girls believes she is engaged to Ernest, who in fact does not exist. Enter Gwendolen’s mother and matters become even more complicated!

languages:
English
subtitles:
English
directors:
Anthony Asquith
cast:
Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, Michael Denison