The Importance of Being Earnest
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Continuity mistake: When the women ride by on horseback in the woods, once they pass the men, they've switched sides. (01:05:38)

Jack's Revenge

Continuity mistake: When Cecily offers cake, the butler puts it in front of Gwyn. In the very next wide shot, there is nothing in front of them, not even their teacups. (01:00:49)

Jack's Revenge

Revealing mistake: When Jack and Algy are singing "Lady, Come Down" to try to get the women to listen to them again, the above shots of Algy playing the piano do not match the music being played. He scarcely even seems to try to make it look real.

He's My Brother

Factual error: In the scene where Jack and Algy are eating muffins Jack is wearing a Burberry Check tie. The Burberry Check was not created until the 1920's. The scene takes place in mid-1890s.

Plot hole: When Miss Prism meets Dr. Chasuble in the vestry, he says he has "a double baptism" later in the afternoon, yet this happens before Jack and Algy ask Dr. Chasuble to baptize them.

Lady Bracknell: To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness.

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Trivia: Rupert Everett ad-libbed two scenes: the one in which he kisses Colin Firth on the cheek, and the one where he heartily slaps Colin Firth on the bottom. The director, Oliver Parks, thought Firth's startled reactions were so funny that he kept both in the film.

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