They don't come any wilder than Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners, morals and morality!


  • 0
  • 0
  • 2

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.

  • Original title: The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Release date: June 2, 1952
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Romance, Comedy
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Producers: Javelin Films and British Film-Makers


Michael Redgrave Photo
Michael Redgrave

Ernest Worthing

Michael Denison Photo
Michael Denison

Algernon Moncrieff

Edith Evans Photo
Edith Evans

Lady Bracknell

Joan Greenwood Photo
Joan Greenwood

Gwendolen Fairfax

See All Details and Credits »


No reviews yet
See All Reviews »



What is the typical profile of people who liked this title? What aspects they liked or disliked?

See All Insights »