Pride and Prejudice (1940)


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Movie Info

Adapted from Jane Austen's drawing-room comedy, Robert Leonard's film centers around the romantic trials and tribulations faced by a quintet of husband-hungry sisters during the 1800s.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jane Murfin, Aldous Huxley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 10, 2006


as Elizabeth Bennet

as Fitzwilliam Darcy

as Lady Catherine de Bo...

as Mrs. Bennet

as Charles Bingley

as Miss Bingley

as Mr. Bennet

as Charlotte

as Mr. Denny

as Sir William Lucas

as Mrs. Phillips

as Lady Lucas

as Miss de Bourgh

as Fitz William

as Capt. Carter

as Mr. Bingley

as Beck's Assistant

as Committeeman

as Committeeman

as Maid in Parsonage

as Yardgoods Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Pride and Prejudice

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

For pure charm and romantic diversion, for bubbling and wholesome life, we most heartily recommend this exquisite comedy about the elegant young gentleman who was proud and the beautiful young lady who was prejudiced.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Typically overstuffed MGM prestige product (1940), but one that came out surprisingly well, with a minimum of Eng. Lit. posturing and some elegance of design.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Delightful romance, filled with warmth, wit, singing, dancing and verve: ideal entertainment.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
Classic Film and Television

The gentle satire of Austen's novel sits quietly, just beneath the surface, only to rise up and take the occasional bite out of offending characters at opportune moments.

Full Review… | July 5, 2013

It may not be entirely what Jane Austen intended, but it's close enough and remains a pleasure.

Full Review… | October 21, 2006
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Pride and Prejudice

good even with liberties taken but greer is too old to be a believable nineteen year old.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


I heard that this movie strayed from Austen's novel so I wasn't expecting it to be as good as other adaptations. On the contrary, I found this version DELIGHTFUL! Though Laurence Oliver is a bit of a "stick in the mud" (I find his character flat) Greer Garson and her co-stars more than make up for it. I actually found the bit at the end with Lady Catherine de Bourgh which strayed from the original actually a better and more entertaining story line. What a great romantic comedy! I am sad that it took me this long to discover this gem. True that the costumes are all wrong for the time period in which Austen's story takes place but the beauty of creative license is that one can set the story in any time period, just as Romeo + Juliet has been set in modern times on more than a couple occasions.

Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

Absolute favorite! Greer Garson playing the infamous Elizabeth was brilliant.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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