The Importance Of Being Earnest. Image shows from L to R: Algernon Moncrieff (Michael Denison), Cecily (Dorothy Tutin)
The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Importance Of Being Earnest (1952)

  • 1952 film

Classic film based on Oscar Wilde's play about two wealthy bachelors who pretend to be the dashing but imaginary Ernest when courting two young ladies. Stars Michael Denison, Michael Redgrave, Margaret Rutherford, Miles Malleson, Dorothy Tutin and more.

The Importance Of Being Earnest. Image shows from L to R: Gwendolen (Joan Greenwood), Jack Worthing (Michael Redgrave)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1952
Stars
Michael Denison, Michael Redgrave, Margaret Rutherford, Miles Malleson, Dorothy Tutin, Joan Greenwood and Edith Evans
Writer
Oscar Wilde
Director
Anthony Asquith

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Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
96 minutes
Distributors

The Rank Organisation

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 3rd September 2023 at 12:30pm on BBC2
  • Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 10:30am on TPTV
  • Friday 26th November 2021 at 9:15am on TPTV

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