Oscar Wilde's The importance of being earnest [videorecording] / the J. Arthur Rank Organisation presents an Anthony Asquith production ; directed by Anthony Asquith ; produced by Teddy Baird
- Additional Titles:
- Importance of being earnest
Container title: Anthony Asquith's The importance of being earnest
- [New York] : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Asquith, Anthony, 1902-1968
Hudd, Walter, 1898-1963
Evans, Edith, 1888-1976
Greenwood, Joan, 1921-1987
Tutin, Dorothy, 1930-2001
Rutherford, Margaret, 1892-1972
Mather, Aubrey, 1885-1958
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
Criterion Collection (Firm)
- Criterion collection ; 158
- Language Note:
- English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
- A witty, delightful story about a lovestruck suitor named Jack whose fiancee can only love a man named Ernest.
- Based on the play by Oscar Wilde.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
Special features: rare production stills with notes by film historian Bruce Eder and original theatrical trailer.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Director of photography, Desmond Dickinson ; film editor, John D. Guthridge ; music composed and conducted by Benjamin Frankel.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Michael Redgrave (Ernest Worthing), Richard Wattis (Seton), Michael Denison (Algernon Moncrieff), Walter Hudd (Lane), Edith Evans (Lady Bracknell), Joan Greenwood (Gwendolyn Fairfax), Dorothy Tutin (Cecily Cardew), Margaret Rutherford (Miss Prism), Miles Malleson (Canon Chasuble), Aubrey Mather (Merriman).
- Technical Details:
- DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital, mono.
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