The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) Directed by Anthony Asquith from the play by Oscar Wilde
Michael Redgrave as Jack Worthing and Michael Denison as Algernon Moncrieff
Jack: I am in love with Gwendolyn. I have come up to town expressly to propose to her.
Algernon: I thought you’d come up on pleasure. I call that business.
Jack: How utterly unromantic you are.
Algernon: I really don’t see anything romantic in proposing. It’s very romantic to be in love, but there’s nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is I believe and then the whole excitement is over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. Whenever I get married, I shall certainly try and forget the fact.
Jack: I have no doubt about that, my dear Algy. The divorce court was specially invented for people like you.
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