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Pride and Prejudice [DVD] [1940]

  • SKU: 8005865
  • Release Date: 10/10/2006
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    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)

    Synopsis


    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 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Greer Garson
      Greer Garson - Elizabeth Bennet
    • Laurence Olivier
      Laurence Olivier - Mr. Darcy
    • Mary Boland
      Mary Boland - Mrs. Bennet
    • Edna May Oliver
      Edna May Oliver - Catherine de Bourgh
    • Edmund Gwenn
      Edmund Gwenn - Mr. Bennet



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful Classic movie

      Posted
      cookiemonster
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This movie was played so much, because my wife thoroughly enjoys it, that the VHS tape it was on was worn out. I was very happy ot find this on Best Buy website and was able to surprise her for her birthday.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Describes well

      Posted
      ke66

      I really enjoyed the book and the newer version of the movie and wanted to view this first one too. Since I am a fan of Greer Garson & L. Olivier, I really loved how this story line was done as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best one out of the three!

      Posted
      4Jesus4Ever

      This 1940's version of pride and prejudice has you sitting on the edge of your seat wondering if Lizzy and Mr. Darcy will end up together just like the first time you read the book.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

      Posted
      Davitt
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      This is a terrific version of this story. I would highly recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      purchase of several DVDs

      Posted
      LL311
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      Everuthing was available and delivered accordingly..great service!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      BEST MOVIE EVER!!!

      Posted
      Anonymous

      I love this movie! It was a great purchase! Thanks!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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