The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Film
  • Comedy
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It is typical of Asquith - Grand Master of the Filmed English Classic - that he never attempts any cinematic wit to complement the verbal ping-pong of Wilde's play: his cameras do little more than reverently record a great patriotic theatrical event. But the settings are the epitome of Victorian plushness, the colour is Technicolor at its fruitiest, and most of the playing is disarming, particularly Edith Evans and her handbag.

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Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anthony Asquith
Cast: Michael Redgrave
Joan Greenwood
Edith Evans
Dorothy Tutin
Michael Denison
Margaret Rutherford
Miles Malleson
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