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The Importance of Being Earnest

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Original title
The Importance of Being Earnest
Year
Running time
95 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Anthony Asquith (Play: Oscar Wilde)
Music
Benjamin Frankel
Cinematography
Desmond Dickinson
Cast
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Producer
British Film-Makers / Javelin Films. Distributed by Universal Pictures
Genre
Comedy. Drama
Movie Groups
Oscar Wilde Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
Jack Worthing lives in the country with his pretty ward Cecily Cardew. But in the city, he goes by the name of Earnest and is in love with Gwendolyn Fairfax. Miss Fairfax's cousin is Algernon Moncrieff, who, also using the name Earnest, goes to the country and falls in love with Jack's ward Cecily. When they all come together, we have two men who claim to be Earnest and aren't and two girls who are love with men named Earnest who aren't Earnest.
Awards
1952: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Most Promising Newcomer (Dorothy Tutin)
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