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The importance of being Ernest

Author: Oliver Parker; Oscar Wilde
Publisher: South Yarra, Vic. : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Ernest. Having heard of Ernest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Parker; Oscar Wilde
OCLC Number: 153126880
Notes: E12620.
Based on the play by Oscar Wilde.
Credits: Director of photography, Tony Pierce-Roberts ; editor, Guy Bensley ; music, Charlie Mole ; costume designer, Maurizio Millenotti ; production designer, Luciana Arrighi.
Cast: Starring Rupert Everett ; Colin Firth ; Frances O'Connor ; Judi Dench and Tom Wilkinson.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: directed by Oliver Parker.

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Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Ernest. Having heard of Ernest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile, Algernon's cousin, Gwendolyn, arrives for the weekend, and is startled to discover Jack is also there -- except that she knows him as bad-boy Ernest. So just who really is who?

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