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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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Jack Worthing: I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can't go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we still had a few fools left.
Algernon Moncreiff: We have.
Jack Worthing: I should extremely like to meet them. What do they talk about?
Algernon Moncreiff: The fools? Oh, about the clever people, of course.
Jack Worthing: What fools!


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


Lady Bracknell: Are your parents living?
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.


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