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The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Anthony Asquith and produced by Earl St. John and Teddy Baird.

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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 Earnest

By 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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Quotes from

Canon Chasuble: Charity dear Miss Prism, charity! None of us are perfect. I myself am peculiarly susceptible to draughts.

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?

Lady Bracknell: Do you smoke?
Jack Worthing: Well yes, I must admit I smoke.
Lady Bracknell: I'm glad to hear it. A man should have an occupation of some kind.

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Facts about

The Importance of Being Earnest opened at the Lyceum Theater (New York City) on April 22, 1895 and ran for 12 performances and has been revived in New York City eight times since as of 2008.
The on-screen credits order is in order of appearance, not in order of importance.
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.
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