Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice
Long before 19th-century novelist Jane Austen became a hot property in Hollywood, MGM produced this opulent and entertaining adaptation of one of Austen's best-known novels. The elegant and slyly satirical comedy of manners gets under way when socially conscious Mrs. Bennet (Mary Boland), with the begrudging assistance of her husband (Edmund Gwenn), begins seeking out suitable (and suitably wealthy) husbands for her five daughters: Elizabeth (Greer Garson), Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan), Lydia (Ann Rutherford), Kitty (Heather Angel), and Mary (Marsha Hunt). One of the least likely… More
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"For pure charm and romantic diversion, for bubbling and wholesome life, we most heartily recommend this exquisite comedy about the elegant young gentleman who was proud and the beautiful young lady who was prejudiced."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"It may not be entirely what Jane Austen intended, but it's close enough and remains a pleasure."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Although the satire is slightly reduced and coarsened and the period advanced in order to use more flamboyant costumes, the spirit is entirely in keeping with Austen's sharp, witty portrait of rural 19th century social mores."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Typically overstuffed MGM prestige product (1940), but one that came out surprisingly well, with a minimum of Eng. Lit. posturing and some elegance of design."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Director Joe Wright makes the camera energetic, but never distracting, intimate, but never intrusive."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"gentle satire of Austen's novel sits quietly, just beneath the surface, only to rise up and take the occasional bite out of offending characters"
‑ Dan Jardine, All Movie Guide
"The gentle satire of Austen's novel sits quietly, just beneath the surface, only to rise up and take the occasional bite out of offending characters at opportune moments."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Olivier wished to play against Vivien Leigh, but she was considered too beautiful and Garson got the part"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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