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Pride and Prejudice

Released Jul 26, 1940 1h 58m Romance Comedy List
100% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 77% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings In the early 19th century in the English village of Meryton, the arrival of wealthy bachelors, most notably Mr. Darcy (Laurence Olivier), stirs up the families with single daughters. Among those is the Bennet family, with five eligible daughters, including the spirited Elizabeth (Greer Garson) and her pretty older sister, Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan). As Mrs. Bennet (Mary Boland) aggressively tries to pair off her girls, Elizabeth crosses swords with the imperious Darcy. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Nell Minow Movie Mom Director Joe Wright makes the camera energetic, but never distracting, intimate, but never intrusive. Rated: A- Nov 10, 2005 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times 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. Rated: 4.5/5 May 20, 2003 Full Review Dave Kehr Chicago Reader 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. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Rachel Wagner Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) It does not stay true to the book but worth watching just for the over-the-top costumes Feb 14, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The first big-screen adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel is an unmitigated success, with a terrific cast ably handling the author's assemblage of engaging characters. Rated: 3.5/4 Jul 27, 2020 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Delightful romance, filled with warmth, wit, singing, dancing and verve: ideal entertainment. Oct 2, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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Elvi My favorite Darcy and Lizzie depictions hands down no one else comes close. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review Mary Phenomenal movie and my favorite of all time!! Thank you for letting me see it on the big screen again! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/01/24 Full Review steve d Perhaps the worst adaptation but still P&P. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review daniel r If you completely separate it from the book, this is a really enjoyable film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Although the costumes are wildly anachronistic, the production may be one of the finest adaptations of Jane Austen's seminal novel. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member it was a very entertaining movie, but it does not stick to the novel as it was written. it has good american entertainment, but did not capture the regency era like the 2005 version. mid at best Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In the early 19th century in the English village of Meryton, the arrival of wealthy bachelors, most notably Mr. Darcy (Laurence Olivier), stirs up the families with single daughters. Among those is the Bennet family, with five eligible daughters, including the spirited Elizabeth (Greer Garson) and her pretty older sister, Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan). As Mrs. Bennet (Mary Boland) aggressively tries to pair off her girls, Elizabeth crosses swords with the imperious Darcy.
Director
Robert Z. Leonard
Producer
Hunt Stromberg
Screenwriter
Aldous Huxley, Jane Murfin
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 26, 1940, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 10, 2008
Runtime
1h 58m
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