Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Greer Garson
Director: Robert Z. Leonard Cast: Greer Garson
Greer Garson
, Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
, Mary Boland
Mary Boland
Robert Z. Leonard

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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 matrimonial prospects is Mr. Darcy (Laurence Olivier), a rich, handsome, but cynical and boorish young man. Naturally, Elizabeth Bennet, the strongest-willed of the Bennet girls, is immediately fascinated by him, and she sets out to land him -- but only on her own terms, and only after she has exacted a bit of genteel revenge for his calculated indifference to her. Though Austen's novel was set in 1813, the year of its publication, the film version takes place in 1835, reportedly so as to take advantage of the more attractive costume designs of that period. Not surprisingly, a few changes had to be made to mollify the Hollywood censors (eager to find offense in the most innocent of material): the most notable is the character of Mr. Collins (Melville Cooper), transformed from the book's hypocritical clergyman to the film's standard-issue opportunist.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2006
UPC: 0012569793682
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 4,272

Special Features

Oscar-nominated Crime Doesn't Pay short Eyes of the Navy; Classic cartoon The Fishing Bear; Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English, Français, Español & Português (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greer Garson Elizabeth Bennet
Laurence Olivier Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy
Mary Boland Mrs. Bennet
Edna May Oliver Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Edmund Gwenn Mr. Bennet
Maureen O'Sullivan Jane Bennet
Ann Rutherford Lydia Bennet
Frieda Inescort Miss Caroline Bingley
Karen Morley Mrs. Collins
Heather Angel Kitty Bennet
Marsha Hunt Mary Bennet
Edward Ashley Mr. Wickham
Melville Cooper Mr. Collins
Marten Lamont Mr. Denny
E.E. Clive Sir William Lucas
May Beatty Mrs. Phillips
Marjorie Wood Lady Lucas
Lowden Adams Committeeman
Claud Allister Yardgoods Clerk
Vernon P. Downing Capt. Carter
Bruce Lister Mr. Bingley
Clara Reid Maid in Parsonage
Buster Slaven Beck's Assistant
Gerald Oliver Smith Fitz William
Wyndham Standing Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Z. Leonard Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Dawn Makeup
Karl W. Freund Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Paul Groesse Art Director
Aldous Huxley Screenwriter
Robert J. Kern Editor
Ernst Matray Choreography
Jane Murfin Screenwriter
Gile Steele Costumes/Costume Designer
Herbert Stothart Score Composer
Hunt Stromberg Producer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pride and Prejudice
1. Credits and Cast List [2:07]
2. Meryton's New Arrivals [5:08]
3. Racing Home [2:35]
4. One Step Ahead [4:32]
5. Assembly Ball [2:26]
6. Dance Floor Discussion [4:01]
7. In No Humor Tonight [6:19]
8. Confined at Netherfield [3:42]
9. Accomplished Women [7:05]
10. Mr. Collins [5:37]
11. Target Practice [6:55]
12. Such an Interesting Family [5:55]
13. Resistible Proposal [5:44]
14. Tea and Sympathy [5:14]
15. Collins' Choice [2:21]
16. Visiting the Collinses [2:56]
17. Evening at Rosings [4:39]
18. Gracious Lady Catherine [3:37]
19. Last Man I'd Marry [5:46]
20. Bad New Travels Fast [5:26]
21. Sisterly Comfort [2:43]
22. What Comes of Chattering [1:30]
23. News of Lydia [4:31]
24. Prodigal Daughter [3:08]
25. Seriously Displeased [6:06]
26. Quite Mad [1:35]
27. Dare I Ask? [4:01]
28. Tottering on the Brink [1:50]

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