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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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


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

Mr. Darcy: I rather admired what you did this afternoon Miss Elizabeth. Your resentment of what you believe to be an injustice showed courage and loyalty. I could wish i might possess a friend who would defend me as ably as Mr. Wickham was defended today.
Elizabeth Bennett: At this moment it's difficult to believe that you're so proud.
Mr. Darcy: At this moment it's difficult to believe that you're so prejudiced.


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. Darcy: I have made the mistake of being honest with you.
Elizabeth Bennet: Honesty is a greatly overrated virtue. Silence in this case would have been more agreeable.


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In keeping with the style of screwball comedies, the ad campaign for the film warned, "Bachelors beware! Five gorgeous beauties are on a madcap manhunt!"
The play by Helen Jerome, also called "Pride and Prejudice," opened in New York on 5 November 1935 at the Plymouth Theater, New York City, and closed in May 1936 after 219 performances. The opening night cast included Adrianne Allen as Elizabeth Bennet, Colin Keith-Johnston as Mr. Darcy, Lucile Watson as Mrs. Bennet, Alma Kruger as Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Helen Chandler as Jane Bennet and Joan Tompkins as Lydia Bennet. There were 2 Broadway revivals: "All the Comforts of Home" with Celeste Holm in May 1942 which closed after 8 performances, and "First Impressions" in 1959, which lasted 92 performances and starred Polly Bergen, Hermione Gingold and Farley Granger.
Halliwell Hobbes and Jane Drummond are listed in the Hollywood Reporter production charts for this movie, but they did not appear in the released print.
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