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

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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.


Lady Bracknell: Sorry if we are a little late, Algy. I was obliged to call on dear Lady Harbury. I have not been there since her husband's death. I never saw a woman so altered. She looks quite twenty years younger.

Lady Bracknell: Well, I must say, Algy, that I think it is high time that Mr. Bunbury made up his mind whether he was going to live or die. This shilly-shallying with the question is absurd.

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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