Now Streaming on Hoopla

Now Streaming

Watch Now

The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

U 12/22/1952 (US) RomanceComedyDrama 1h 35m

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

Overview

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.

  1. Anthony Asquith

    Director

  2. Oscar Wilde

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Michael Redgrave

    Michael Redgrave

    Ernest Worthing

  2. Michael Denison

    Algernon Moncrieff

  3. Edith Evans

    Edith Evans

    Lady Bracknell

  4. Joan Greenwood

    Joan Greenwood

    Gwendolen Fairfax

  5. Dorothy Tutin

    Cecily Cardew

  6. Margaret Rutherford

    Margaret Rutherford

    Miss Prism

  7. Miles Malleson

    Miles Malleson

    Canon Chasuble

  8. Richard Wattis

    Richard Wattis

    Seton

  9. View More

Full Cast & Crew

The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -

Keywords

Content Score

100

Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page