The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
They don't come any wilder than Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners, morals and morality!
Algernon Moncrieff is surprised to discover that his affluent friend -- whom he knows as "Ernest" -- is actually named Jack Worthing. Jack fabricated his alter ego in order to escape his country estate where he takes care of his charge, Cecily Cardew. 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.

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Cast

Michael Redgrave Michael Redgrave As: Ernest Worthing
Michael Denison Michael Denison As: Algernon Moncrieff
Edith Evans Edith Evans As: Lady Bracknell
Joan Greenwood Joan Greenwood As: Gwendolen Fairfax
Dorothy Tutin Dorothy Tutin As: Cecily Cardew
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Storyline

Algernon Moncrieff is surprised to discover that his affluent friend -- whom he knows as "Ernest" -- is actually named Jack Worthing. Jack fabricated his alter ego in order to escape his country estate where he takes care of his charge, Cecily Cardew. 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.


Tagline: They don't come any wilder than Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners, morals and morality!
Certification: U

Details

Genres: Comedy

Language: English

Release Date: 02 June 1952

Country: GB

Runtime: 95m

Company Credits

Company: Javelin Films, British Film-Makers

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Cast

Michael Redgrave

Michael Redgrave

Ernest Worthing

Michael Denison

Michael Denison

Algernon Moncrieff

Edith Evans

Edith Evans

Lady Bracknell

Joan Greenwood

Joan Greenwood

Gwendolen Fairfax

Dorothy Tutin

Dorothy Tutin

Cecily Cardew

Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford

Miss Prism

Miles Malleson

Miles Malleson

Canon Chasuble

Richard Wattis

Richard Wattis

Seton

Walter Hudd

Walter Hudd

Lane

Aubrey Mather

Aubrey Mather

Merriman

Ivor Barnard

Ivor Barnard

Conductor (Uncredited)

Directed By

Anthony Asquith

Anthony Asquith

Director

Robert Asher

Robert Asher

Assistant Director

Joan Davis

Joan Davis

Continuity

David W. Orton

David W. Orton

Second Assistant Director

Writing Credits

Anthony Asquith

Anthony Asquith

Screenplay

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Theatre Play

Production Crew

Earl St. John

Earl St. John

Executive Producer

Teddy Baird

Teddy Baird

Producer

Roy Goddard

Roy Goddard

Production Manager

Weston Drury Jr.

Weston Drury Jr.

Casting

Edited By

Costume and Makeup

George Blackler

George Blackler

Makeup Artist

Beatrice Dawson

Beatrice Dawson

Costume Design

Yvonne Caffin

Yvonne Caffin

Costume Supervisor

Dorothy Edwards

Dorothy Edwards

Wardrobe Supervisor

Biddy Chrystal

Biddy Chrystal

Hairstylist

Sound

Eric Wood

Eric Wood

Sound Editor

Benjamin Frankel

Benjamin Frankel

Original Music Composer

Gordon K. McCallum

Gordon K. McCallum

Sound Recordist

John Dennis

John Dennis

Sound Recordist

Benjamin Frankel

Benjamin Frankel

Conductor

Visual Effects

Not currently known.

Camera

Desmond Dickinson

Desmond Dickinson

Director of Photography

Joan Bridge

Joan Bridge

Other

David Harcourt

David Harcourt

Camera Operator

Bert Batt

Bert Batt

Third Assistant Camera

Harry Gillard

Harry Gillard

Still Photographer

Lighting

Not currently known.

Art Department

Carmen Dillon

Carmen Dillon

Art Direction

Arthur Taksen

Arthur Taksen

Set Dresser

Peter Lamont

Peter Lamont

Draughtsman

Ernest Archer

Ernest Archer

Draughtsman

John Box

John Box

Draughtsman

Other Crew

Arthur Alcott

Arthur Alcott

Production Controller

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