Pride and Prejudice 1940

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Pride and Prejudice ★★★½ 1940

Classic adaptation of Austen's classic novel of manners as a young marriageable woman spurns the suitor her parents choose for her. Excellent cast vividly recreates 19thcentury England, aided by the inspired set design that won the film an Oscar. 114m/B VHS, DVD . Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edmund Gwenn, Edna May Oliver, Mary Boland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Ann Rutherford, Frieda Inescort; D: Robert Z. Leonard; C: Karl Freund.