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The Importance Of Being Earnest(1952)

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Brief Synopsis

A proper Englishman gets caught leading a double life.

Cast & Crew

Michael Redgrave Jack Worthing
Edith Evans Lady Bracknell
Michael Denison Algernon Moncrieff
Joan Greenwood Gwendolyn Fairfax
Dorothy Tutin Cecily Cardew
Miles Malleson Canon Chasuble
Desmond Dickinson Cinematographer
Anthony Asquith Screenwriter
Oscar Wilde Play As Source Material ("The Importance Of Being Earnest")
Teddy Baird Producer
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1952 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  not available
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  J Arthur Rank Organization .....Production Company, British Film Makers Ltd .....Production Company, Universal Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, J Arthur Rank Organization .....Theatrical Distributor, Paramount Home Media Distribution .....Domestic Video Distributor
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  • 1952 version

    Commenter77 2012-03-05

    I agree that the '52 version captures the essence, and I think the delight, of the play. As long as I can see the former, I seldom prefer the latter.... MORE>

  • Oscar Wilde

    Chris_Crafton 2009-07-17

    No matter who plays the parts or how, the oft times biting humor of Oscar Wilde comes shining through the scripts. British humor is so much more refined... MORE>

  • Wilde at His Best...

    Bob Galvin-Oliphant 2006-04-20

    What a fun British comedy, based on the 1895 play by Oscar Wilde. It highlights social hypocrisy, and is as true today as it was in the 1890's. Great... MORE>