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The Importance of Being Earnest

ComedyRomance19521h 35m
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#22836 Ranked Movie
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The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

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Comedy Romance 19521h 35m

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.The Importance of Being Earnest featuring Michael Redgrave and Michael Denison is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Hoopla, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 1 other. It's a comedy and romance movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (5,700 votes).

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#22,836 Ranked Movie

#653 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#1441 Ranked in Adaptation Movies

#2589 Ranked in Romance Movies

The Importance of Being Earnest has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (5,700 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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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.

Age rating: N/A
Runtime: 1h 35m

Extra Information

Related Genres: ComedyRomance
Related Tags: Adaptation
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Available to watch on: The Criterion ChannelHoopla
Original Release Date: Jun 2, 1952
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