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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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Lady Bracknell: A handbag!


Lady Bracknell: I would strongly advise you, Mr. Worthing, to try and acquire some relations as soon as possible, and to make a definite effort to produce at any rate one parent, of either sex, before the season is quite over.
Jack Worthing: Well, I don't see how I could possibly manage to do that, Lady Bracknell. I can produce the hand-bag at any moment. It is in my dressing-room at home. I really think that should satisfy you, Lady Bracknell.
Lady Bracknell: Me, sir! What has it to do with me? You can hardly imagine that I and Lord Bracknell would dream of allowing our only daughter - a girl brought up with the utmost care - to marry into a cloak-room, and form an alliance with a parcel? Good morning, Mr. Worthing!


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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Anthony Asquith's first film in colour
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.
The on-screen credits order is in order of appearance, not in order of importance.
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