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      The Importance of Being Earnest

      1952, Comedy, 1h 35m

      24 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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      An artfully assembled cast, lovely set design, and direction solidly in service of the source material make The Importance of Being Earnest an adaptation that works. Read critic reviews

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      Algernon Moncrieff (Michael Denison) is surprised to discover that his affluent friend -- whom he knows as "Ernest" -- is actually named Jack Worthing (Michael Redgrave). Jack fabricated his alter ego in order to escape his country estate where he takes care of his charge, Cecily Cardew (Dorothy Tutin). Cecily believes that Ernest is Jack's wayward brother and is keen on his raffish lifestyle. Algernon, seeing an opportunity, assumes Ernest's identity and sneaks off to woo Cecily.

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English (United Kingdom)

      • Director: Anthony Asquith

      • Producer: Teddy Baird

      • Writer: Anthony Asquith

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      • Production Co: Javelin Films

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