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The importance of being earnest

Author: Shaun SuttonStuart BurgeJoan PlowrightPaul McGannAmanda RedmanAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2002]
Series: Oscar Wilde collection.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Both young men have taken to bending the truth in order to add excitement to their lives. Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: His imaginary friend, Bunbury, provides a convenient and frequent method of taking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Drama
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Sutton; Stuart Burge; Joan Plowright; Paul McGann; Amanda Redman; Rupert Frazer; Natalie Ogle; Gemma Jones; Alec McCowen; Steve Eveleigh; Ilona Sekacz; Oscar Wilde; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790768275 9780790768274
OCLC Number: 49717562
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced for television broadcast in 1988.
Based on the play by Oscar Wilde.
Credits: Cinematography, Ron Green ; editor, Steve Eveleigh ; music, Ilona Sekacz.
Cast: Joan Plowright, Paul McGann, Amanda Redman, Rupert Frazer, Natalie Ogle, Gemma Jones, Alec McCowen.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videocassette (110 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Oscar Wilde collection.
Responsibility: BBC Video ; producer, Shaun Sutton ; director, Stuart Burge ; writer, Oscar Wilde.

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Tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Both young men have taken to bending the truth in order to add excitement to their lives. Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: His imaginary friend, Bunbury, provides a convenient and frequent method of taking adventures in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits; Jack of his love Gwendolen Fairfax, and Algernon of his belle Cecily Cardew.

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