Pride and Prejudice Overview:

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)

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Best Art DirectionCedric Gibbons, Paul GroesseWon
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Pride and Prejudice (1940): Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 12, 2021 From 4 Star Films

When you grow up with a sister, I imagine most people are aware of books like Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, Anne of Greene Gables, and Little House on The Prairie. However, especially when you’re young, you rarely appreciate them fully or comprehend how notable they are as cultural artifa... Read full article


On Blu-ray: Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier in Pride and Prejudice (1940)

By KC on Sep 23, 2020 From Classic Movies

When I recently watched the new Warner Archive Blu-ray of the 1940 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, it had been many years since I last saw the film. Several minutes into reacquainting myself with it, I realized I had my hands clasped to my chest. I was reminded that it's such ... Read full article


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


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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.


Elizabeth Bennet: I tremble and obey.


Mary Bennet: Did you tell him you had five daughters, Papa?
Mr. Bennet: Well, I told him if he ran into five of the silliest girls in England, they would be my daughters!


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Initially scheduled to start pre-production in 1936, under the supervision of Irving Thalberg with his wife, Norma Shearer as Elizabeth Bennett, but pre-production was put to a halt after Thalberg's death.
The studio's first choice for Darcy was Clark Gable.
According to Edward Maeder, Adrian, the costume designer, asked director Robert Z. Leonard to place the film in a later time period than that of the novel so that the costumes might be more opulent than those of Jane Austen's time.
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