The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Anthony Asquith and produced by Earl St. John and Teddy Baird.
The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)By Beatrice on Sep 6, 2015 From Flickers in Time
The Importance of Being Earnest Directed by Anthony Asquith Written by Oscar Wilde 1952/UK British Film-Makers in association with Javelin Films (both uncredited) Repeat viewing/Netflix rental I find this to be supremely re-watchable. Jack Worthing (Michael Redgrave) and Algernon Moncrieff (Micha... Read full article
The 2nd Annual British Invaders Blogathon : The Importance of Being EarnestBy Virginie Pronovost on Aug 1, 2015 From The Wonderful World of Cinema
The Importance of Being Earnest. I never saw this famous Oscar Wilde’s play on stage, only on film and only one version: the 1952’s one?directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Dorothy Tutin and Margaret Rutherford. Even if ... Read full article
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Jack Worthing: I have lost both my parents.
Lady Bracknell: To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Lady Bracknell: Thirty-five is an attractive age. London is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
Jack Worthing: Gwendolen, it is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. Can you forgive me?
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The director, Anthony Asquith, was the son of H.H. Asquith who, as Home Secretary, brought the charges of immorality which led to Wilde's imprisonment.
John Gielgud was offered the role of Jack Worthing in this film. Even though it was one of his signature roles on stage, he turned it down because he disliked filming.
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