The Importance of Being Earnest (Special Edition)

30/04/2001
  |  Buy to Own: 30/04/2001
  |  114 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
The Importance of Being Earnest (Special Edition) Film Poster

Synopsis

Anthony Asquith directs the first screen adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy. Algernon Moncrieff (Michael Denison) has discovered that he has a secret in common with his friend Jack Worthing (Michael Redgrave) - they both use alter-egos when in a tight spot. However, when Algernon decides to pose as Jack's alter-ego - a brother from London - for a weekend in the country, he finds that Jack's cousin Cicely (Dorothy Tutin) has developed an infatuation with the mysterious brother; and now she can meet him. Meanwhile, Algernon's cousin Gwendolyne (Joan Greenwood) is also staying for the weekend and knows Jack as his alter-ego. Confused? Also included is the documentary 'A Profile of The Importance of Being Earnest'.