Oscar Wilde Collection
(Repackaged, Standard Screen, 2PC)
Four adaptations of Oscar Wilde's works are included on this collection. AN IDEAL HUSBAND: Originally released on BBC TV in the United Kingdom, director It traces the exploits of a woman's desperate attempt to get Parliament to fund a canal in Argentina that does not exist. Her blackmailing efforts lead to a romantic engagement with a noted politician. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: Part of a collection of Oscar Wilde films, this version of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST emerged as a British TV movie in 1986. Paul McGann stars as Jack Worthing, who loves to escape into a dream world of his own creation that revolves around his imaginary friend, Ernest. Jack also spends much of his time lusting after local belle Gwendolen Fairfax (Amanda Redman). Algernon Moncrieff (Rupert Frazer) lives in a similar realm of fantasy, alongside his own mental creation, Bunbury. Algernon's eye is captivated by a girl named Cecily Cardew (Natalie Ogle). But when their two worlds collide, things begin to fall apart. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY: This adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 1891 novel is about a handsome young Victorian gentleman who remains eternally young while a portrait of him grows old and bears the ugly scars of his vile undertakings. LADY WINDEMERE'S FAN: This British television adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic play captures the complicated interpersonal relationships within a high society sect. The title character is a married socialite ready to leave her husband, but Lady Windemere's mother-who is unknown by her own daughter tries to interfere. When Lady Windemere leaves one of her fans in the company of a new suitor, the situation becomes complicated. Star Gemma Jones, Joan Plowright, John Gielgud, Jeremy Brett, Susan Hampshire.