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Year
1940
Runtime
118 min.
Director
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
6,220
Checks
1,123
Favs
31
Dislikes
13
Favs/checks
2.8% (1:36)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. MilenaFlaherty's avatar

    MilenaFlaherty

    I've seen three versions of P& P, this, the 1995 BBC miniseries and the Keira Knighley one from several years ago. This one is quite entertaining but Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy reigns supreme. 7 years 2 months ago
  2. Camille Deadpan's avatar

    Camille Deadpan

    This is an excellent movie! And I looove Olivier's Darcy. 7 years 10 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The 1940 adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice takes a lot of liberties with the material, and if it were a brave or bold direction, I might be more enchanted. But no, everything is designed to be remedially SAFE. A cast of actors too old for their parts, Elizabeth especially. Mister Darcy barely arcing. Pat, happy endings. Collins scored with comedy music, but rather boring all in all. A scene stolen from Emma, strangely. Generic period costuming. The script actually plugging the title in dialog. It's a great work of literature as adapted from its Cliff's Notes, but they didn't read anything beyond the synopsis. It's the surface plot without much analysis, which is odd because renowned writers like Aldous Huxley and Jane Murfin have their names on it. Not to say it isn't watchable. Some of Austen's text survives, after all, but the direction is flat and few ironic lines really land, so in the end, we have a safe and cozy period romcom. That's okay, but it's not great Jane Austen. 2 years ago
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