Film Preview – Bognor Regis Observer – Friday, 27 November 1953
Transcript:

PAVILION, SELSEY. "THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" brings Michael Redgrave back to the screen in the lightest of comedies, with Michael Denison teamed as his friend. There is the allure of Joan Greenwood as the sophisticated London temptress; the exciting newness of 21-year-old Dorothy Tutin, the comedy of Margaret Rutherford as an elderly spinster secretly in love with Miles Malleson. and the regal grandeur of Dame Edith Evans as the formidable Lady Bracknell. Many people believe this to be one of the funniest comedies Wilde himself was one of the wittiest conversationalists the British Isles have ever known; yet in none of his other writings is the wit and invention of so high a quality. Only in this play does he escape the laboured melodrama of the period, providing instead the very quintessence of nonsense, in a concoction as full of laughs and bubbles as champagne. The story of "DEADLY NIGHTSHADE" builds in suspense as it unravels a plot by a group of saboteurs to smuggle atom secrets out of the country. The picturesque Irish countryside has been captured in colour in the romantic drama, "THE QUIET MAN," starring John Wayne. Maureen O'Hara and Barry Fitzgerald. The film was directed by four-time Academy Award winner John Ford. The story concerns the turbulent adventures of an Irish-born American who, having fought furiously for survival in a tempestuous world, seeks peace and quiet in the pastoral surroundings of a small country town in his original homeland. There, contrary to his idealistic search for peace, he falls in love with a beautiful colleen, which sets off a chain of furious and dramatic events. This proves the basis for a misunderstanding involving clashing families, romantic friction and an upheaval in which the entire town takes part.

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