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Director:
Writers:
Lajos Biró (screenplay)
Oscar Wilde (play)
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Release Date:
February 1948 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A prominent politician is preparing to expose a financial scandal. But then a woman who has invested... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Alexander Korda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lajos Biró  screenplay (as Lajos Biro)
Oscar Wilde  play

Produced by
Philip Brandon .... associate producer (as Phil Brandon)
Alexander Korda .... producer
Hugh Stewart .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Arthur Benjamin 
 
Cinematography by
Georges Périnal  (as Georges Perinal)
 
Film Editing by
Oswald Hafenrichter 
 
Costume Design by
Cecil Beaton 
 
Makeup Department
Dorrie Hamilton .... makeup artist
U.P. Hutchinson .... makeup artist
Gladys Weston .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jack Clayton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bluey Hill .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Joseph Bato .... associate art director
Vincent Korda .... set designer
Scott Slimon .... fabric designs
Bill Beavis .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Cox .... sound supervisor
Red Law .... sound mixer
Leo Wilkins .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
W. Percy Day .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denys N. Coop .... camera operator (as Dennis Coop)
Edward Scaife .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hubert Clifford .... conductor: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (as Dr. Hubert Clifford)
 
Other crew
Joan Bridge .... associate colour director
Natalie Kalmus .... color director
Alexander Korda .... presenter
Peggy McClafferty .... continuity
Elizabeth Montagu .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
96 min | UK:125 min (original version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1987) | USA:Approved (PCA #12764) | West Germany:12

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First film of Michael Ward.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of An Ideal Husband (1966) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Beau BrummelSee more »

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What's not to like?, 14 April 2014
Author: marcslope from New York, NY

Avoided this for years because of its underwhelming reputation, and was delighted by a recent TCM showing. It's a fine filming of a muckraking Wilde comedy, in which, typically of the author, observations about class and sex and money are often dropped in, not to further the plot, just to allow Wilde to epigrammatically vent as only he could. It's a ravishing production in eye-popping Technicolor, swamped by Cecil Beaton gowns and played by a most competent cast. If Diana Wynyard's moral righteousness becomes a little wearying, I suspect it's the character rather than her playing of it, and she's matched splendidly by Hugh Williams' tortured, blackmailed statesman. Michael Wilding was never better, Glynis Johns is young and comely, and Paulette Goddard not only maintains a convincing accent but absolutely catches the charm, opportunism, and wise verbal sparring the character needs. It's a fine companion piece to the matchless "Importance of Being Earnest" of five years later, and much more eye-catchingly cinematic.

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