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The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

Oscar Wilde in 1889This star-studded version of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy maintains enormous amounts of charm. Jack and Algernon are two wealthy bachelors in love. Jack is in love with Gwendolen, whilst Algernon is drawn to Jack’s ward Cecily. Complications arise through Jack’s habit of presenting himself as Ernest his imaginary brother, and Algernon’s use of Ernest’s name to simplify deceitful courtships. Thus, each of the girls believes she is engaged to Ernest, who in fact does not exist. Enter Gwendolen’s mother and matters become even more complicated!

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  1. I love this version.

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