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The Importance of Being Earnest

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Release Date: June 02, 1952

Year    :   1952
Slogan    :   «They don't come any wilder than Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners, morals and morality!»
Genres    :   Romance, Comedy
Production Companies    :   Javelin Films, British Film-Makers
Director    :   Anthony Asquith
Producers    :   Weston Drury Jr., Earl St. John, Teddy Baird, Roy Goddard
Writers    :   Anthony Asquith, Oscar Wilde
RunTime    :   95 mins.

Algernon Moncrieff is surprised to discover that his affluent friend -- whom he knows as "Ernest" -- is actually named Jack Worthing. Jack fabricated his alter ego in order to escape his country estate where he takes care of his charge, Cecily Cardew. 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.

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