Pride and Prejudice

1940

Drama / Romance

91
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 77%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 7,116

Synopsis


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Cast

Ann Rutherford as Lydia Bennet
Edmund Gwenn as Dr. Harold Medford
Laurence Olivier as Johnnie - The Trapper
Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane Bennet
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1.06 GB
1280*720
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
118 min
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1.96 GB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
118 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SMK-4 6 / 10 / 10

Slightly Rushed

This film version of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice is generally pleasant to watch. The cast is certainly glamorous and a slight change in the period moved the story into one with fancier costumes to look at. At a few places the plot had to be rushed a little to make it fit into two hours and the ending is also a touch happier than in the novel. Some critics lamented the slightly changed ending but this works actually very well for this medium. The rushed plot elements increase the overall pace but compromises somewhat the credibility of the characters, while the increased pace is at odds with the much more tranquil way of life in days gone by. Therefore, this is really watchable, but the definite version is the 1995 BBC mini series which is much closer to the novel as well.

Reviewed by dana-green-1 10 / 10 / 10

Not True to the Book - But Who Cares?

This film is really just 'based on' the novel and enthusiastically takes liberties with the costumes, characters, time period, etc. But if you can set aside your expectations of accuracy, and imagine this film as a stand-alone piece, you won't be disappointed. After all, if the basic Pyramus and Thisbe romance can be remade and reworked a hundred different ways, why shouldn't Bennet and Darcy? Aldous Huxley's screenplay is razor sharp, the plot gallops along, the characters are wisecracking and witty, and though I have probably watched this film more often than any other film I own, It still feels fresh and surprisingly modern. Only 'His Girl Friday' can best the deliciously quick dialog Huxley penned for his female lead.

Reviewed by richard-1787 10 / 10 / 10

A thoroughly enjoyable movie

I haven't read Austin's novel of this name since high school, over four decades ago, so I really have no way of knowing how faithful an adaptation this is. Nor, frankly, do I particularly care. If you can divorce the two works and not expect the movie to reproduce the novel, you are left with one really remarkable film. First and foremost, the script, by Aldous Huxley, no mean novelist himself, is brilliant. I don't know how much of it is borrowed or adapted from Austin and how much is Huxley's clever creation, but it's just plain wonderful. Witty without being nasty or supercilious, it's a joy from beginning to end. Second, the script's wonderful dialogue is delivered with zest and nuance by great actors, chief among them Greer Garson and Lawrence Olivier. They seem to the manner born - which evidently they were. Then there is Edna May Oliver. She did so many different things so well, such as Pross in *A Tale of Two Cities.* She steals every scene in which she appears here, sending even Olivier into the shade. She's just a joy to watch. As, frankly, is this whole movie. ---------------------------------------------------- I just watched this movie again, and once again I marveled at the brilliance of the script and the acting. Garson and Olivier deliver their biting lines with perfect timing and understatement. But they also know how to suggest, with just the slightest movements, very deep feelings. They are both so afraid of losing the other, yet too proud to show it. Edmund Gwenn and Mary Boland make a wonderful study in contrasts, one all understatement and the other all uncontrolled exaggeration.

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