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 Anne Elliot (5 episodes, 1971)
Bryan Marshall ...
 Captain Wentworth (5 episodes, 1971)
Marian Spencer ...
 Lady Russell (5 episodes, 1971)
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 Admiral Croft (5 episodes, 1971)
Basil Dignam ...
 Sir Walter Elliot (4 episodes, 1971)
Valerie Gearon ...
 Elizabeth Elliot (4 episodes, 1971)
Georgine Anderson ...
 Mrs. Croft (4 episodes, 1971)
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 Mary Musgrove (4 episodes, 1971)
Rowland Davies ...
 Charles Musgrove (4 episodes, 1971)
Mel Martin ...
 Henrietta Musgrove (4 episodes, 1971)
Charlotte Mitchell ...
 Mrs. Clay (4 episodes, 1971)
Zhivila Roche ...
 Louisa Musgrove (3 episodes, 1971)
Noel Dyson ...
 Mrs. Musgrove (3 episodes, 1971)
David Savile ...
 Mr. Elliot (3 episodes, 1971)
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 Captain Harville (3 episodes, 1971)
Ernest Hare ...
 Colonel Wallis (3 episodes, 1971)
Gabrielle Daye ...
 Mrs. Rooke (3 episodes, 1971)
Polly Murch ...
 Mrs. Smith (3 episodes, 1971)
Beatrix Mackey ...
 Lady Dalrymple (3 episodes, 1971)
Angela Galbraith ...
 Miss Carteret (3 episodes, 1971)
Walter Horsbrugh ...
 Butler (3 episodes, 1971)
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Jane Austen's last novel provides the plot for this earlier Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England, this movie tells the story of Anne Elliot, who now having lost her "bloom" is re-united with the dashing Captain Frederick Wentworth whose advances she had refused seven years earlier. Now that he has gained both connections and fortune in the Napoleonic Wars, she regrets that her neighbor, the meddling Lady Russell persuaded her to refuse his proposal of marriage. Now as she watches him woo the young Louisa Musgrove, she suffers terribly while he appears to have forgotten entirely his earlier attraction to her. Manners and moires often thwart her strong desire to tell her true feelings, but his true emotions too, are masked by fear and the lasting pain of her rejection. Written by Teresa B. O'Donnell <sun.moon.stars>@worldnet.att.net>

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The blue and white gown with flounced hem Valerie Gearon (Elizabeth Elliot) wears at Camden Place is also seen in Scrooge (1970) on a dancer at Fezziwig's ball. See more »

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Walking down country lane, actors pass WWII tank traps. See more »

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Version of Screen Two: Persuasion (1995) See more »

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A Downland Suite: III - Minuet: Allegretto grazioso
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By John Ireland
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The wrongful power of Persuasion
31 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is one of Jane Austen's movies that I found very delightful. I read the book first then listened to it on CD and was captivated by how a young Victorian girl could be persuaded against marrying the man she loved due to his lack of a fortune or education. The joy of knowing that Anne is evidently reunited with a lost love. The fact that her godmother tries to marry her off to a good for nothing cousin who's only out for money. Looking at the snobbery that comes from the upper classes and how class distinctions can divide couples from following their hearts. Captain Wentworth realization that he still loves Anne after seven years. His final understanding that Anne's love was constant all that time and they she wasn't going to let her family interfere with her true happiness and eventual marriage to one she truly loved.


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