U certificateThe Importance of Being Earnest is a Film programme that first aired in 1952 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Importance of Being Earnest is a 4 star programme

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The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

Directed by
Anthony Asquith

Classic comic drama based on Oscar Wilde's play about two wealthy bachelors who each pretend to be the dashing but wholly imaginary Ernest when courting two young ladies, but come unstuck when the girls fall for the charms of the fictitious male.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1952

Rating:
4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Filmed in Colour

When is The Importance of Being Earnest next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 Tomorrow, 12:15pm and on BBC 2 Northern Ireland Tomorrow, 12:15pm. See more...

Cast

Image for Michael RedgraveMichael Redgrave...Jack Worthing
Richard Wattis...Seton Worthing's Butler
Michael Denison...Algernon Moncrieff
Walter Hudd...Lane Algy's Butler
Edith Evans...Lady Bracknell
Joan Greenwood...Gwendolen Fairfax
Dorothy Tutin...Cecily Cardew
Margaret Rutherford...Miss Letitia Prism
Miles Malleson...Canon Chasuble
Aubrey Mather...Merriman the country Butler