The Importance of Being Earnest 70 years old

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

The Importance of Being Earnest

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.

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The Importance of Being Earnest Cast

Name Character
Dorothy Tutin She was 22, 71 years old when she died as Cecily Cardew
Michael Redgrave He was 44, 77 years old when he died as Ernest Worthing
Walter Hudd He was 55, 65 years old when he died as Lane
Richard Wattis He was 40, 62 years old when he died as Seton
Michael Denison He was 37, 82 years old when he died as Algernon Moncrieff
Miles Malleson He was 64, 80 years old when he died as Canon Chasuble
Edith Evans She was 64, 88 years old when she died as Lady Bracknell
Margaret Rutherford She was 60, 80 years old when she died as Miss Prism
Joan Greenwood She was 31, 65 years old when she died as Gwendolen Fairfax
Aubrey Mather He was 67, 72 years old when he died as Merriman

The Importance of Being Earnest Crew

Name Department
Carmen Dillon as Art Direction. She was 44 (91) years old when She died Art
Yvonne Caffin as Costume Supervisor. She was 48 (81) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
John D. Guthridge as Editor. He was 40 (83) years old when He died Editing
Beatrice Dawson as Costume Design. She was 44 (68) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
Desmond Dickinson as Director of Photography. He was 50 (84) years old when He died Camera
Wilde Oscar as Writer. He was 14 (now 55) years old Writing
Earl St. John as Executive Producer. He was 60 (75) years old when He died Production
Robert Asher as Assistant Director. He was 37 (64) years old when He died Directing
Teddy Baird as Producer. He was 51 (73) years old when He died Production
Benjamin Frankel as Original Music Composer. He was 46 (67) years old when He died Sound
Benjamin Frankel as Other. He was 46 (67) years old when He died Sound
Joan Bridge as Other. She was 40 (97) years old when She died Camera
Arthur Alcott as Production Controller. He was 57 (91) years old when He died Crew
Roy Goddard as Production Manager. Production
Gordon K. McCallum as Sound Recordist. Sound
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The Importance of Being Earnest (70 years)

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

  • Release day: Monday, June 02, 1952
  • Runtime: 95 minutes