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Pride and Prejudice (1940) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and produced by Hunt Stromberg.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Jane Austen published in 1813.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionCedric Gibbons, Paul GroesseWon
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Pride and Prejudice (1940)

By Cameron on Aug 10, 2016 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/2153/Pride-and-Prejudice/#tcmarcp-177585 Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. MGM’s 1940 version of Pride and Prejudice was the first feature film of a Jane Austen novel, though it was certainly not the last. But this was not the first time that Pr... Read full article


MGM's Pride and Prejudice (1940)

By Rick29 on Jun 18, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Greer Garson and Laurence Oliver. After viewing MGM's 1940 adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, comparisons with the BBC's popular 1995 miniseries are inevitable. That's not altogether fair to the 1940 version which is much shorter than the later miniseries (two hours vs. six hours). Ho... Read full article


MGM's Pride and Prejudice (1940)

By Rick29 on Jun 18, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Greer Garson and Laurence Oliver. After viewing MGM's 1940 adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, comparisons with the BBC's popular 1995 miniseries are inevitable. That's not altogether fair to the 1940 version which is much shorter than the later miniseries (two hours vs. six hours). Ho... Read full article


Pride and Prejudice(1940).

By Dawn Sample on Nov 26, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

A film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name. Robert Z. Leonard directed. Cast: Greer Garson, Mary Boland, Maureen O'Sullivan. The film begins when the girls are out shopping for new dresses when they see two gentlemen and a lady in a beautiful carriage. They learn that the men are Mr. ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mrs. Bennet: Look at them! Five of them without dowries. What's to become of them?
Mr. Bennet: Yes, what's to become of the wretched creatures? Perhaps we should have drowned some of them at birth.


Lydia Bennet: Has anybody heard how Jane is this morning?
Mrs. Bennet: Eh, Mr. Bingley sent a note over by his groom. She's much better. Such a happy idea of mine sending her off in the rain.
Mr. Bennet: Yes, but to Jane must go all the credit for having caught the cold, my dear.


Mr. Bennet: Well, we're hoping Elizabeth can manage to catch a cold of her own and stay long enough to get engaged to Mr. Darcy. Then, if a good snowstorm could be arranged, we'd send Kitty over. But if a young man should happen to be in the house - a young man who likes singing, of course, who can discuss philosophy - Mary could go. Then, if a dashing young soldier in a handsome uniform should appear for Lydia, everything would be perfect, my dear.


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Facts about

MGM considered Robert Donat and Robert Taylor to play Mr. Darcy, and Norma Shearer supposedly wanted MGM to borrow Errol Flynn from Warner Bros. for the role.
Phil Silvers was asked to screen test for a role as a vicar despite having a strong New York accent. It turned out to be a cruel prank by studio executives who passed the screen test around Hollywood. In his autobiography, Silvers says "These three minutes were perhaps the funniest I've ever done."
Vivien Leigh was passed over for the role of Elizabeth Bennett in favor of Greer Garson.
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