The Importance of Being Earnest

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.

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)

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Lady Bracknell: I don't know whether there is anything particularly exciting about the air in this particular part of Hertfordshire, but the number of engagements that go on seem to me to be considerably above the proper average that statistics have laid down for our guidance.

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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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