The Importance of Being Earnest Poster

Release Date: 1952

DVD Release Date: June 25th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Algernon Moncrieff (Michael Denison) is surprised to discover that his affluent friend -- whom he knows as "Ernest" -- is actually named Jack Worthing (Michael Redgrave). Jack fabricated his alter ego in order to escape his country estate where he takes care of his charge, Cecily Cardew (Dorothy Tutin). Cecily believes that Ernest is Jack's wayward brother and is keen on his raffish lifestyle. Algernon, seeing an opportunity, assumes Ernest's identity and sneaks off to woo Cecily.

Cast: Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Edith Evans, Richard Wattis, Margaret Rutherford, Joan Greenwood, Dorothy Tutin

Director: Anthony Asquith

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Javelin Films

Keywords: London, Emotional, Deception, Love, England, Rivalry, Witty, Hilarious, Marriage, Family, Transformation


Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1952)