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 ... See full summary »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1971  

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

While the arrival of wealthy gentleman sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

Stars: Elizabeth Garvie, David Rintoul, Moray Watson
Emma (TV Mini-Series 1972)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This BBC production, set in the small town of Highbury depicts the often hilarious attempts of Miss Emma Woodhouse to make proper marital matches for all of her friends. Though often ... See full summary »

Stars: Doran Godwin, John Carson, Donald Eccles
Persuasion (TV Series 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A scripted dramedy about millennials and the challenges they face with balancing their competitive careers, love and family.

Stars: Jerrell Pippens, Tia Streaty, Maria Sten
Mansfield Park (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt. The arrival of new neighbors brings a chance for romance to Fanny and her cousins.

Stars: Anna Massey, Angela Pleasence, Sylvestra Le Touzel
Persuasion (TV Movie 2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Shergold
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Rupert Penry-Jones
Sense and Sensibility (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.

Stars: Irene Richard, Tracey Childs, Annie Leon
Emma (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.

Director: Diarmuid Lawrence
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Bernard Hepton, Mark Strong
Mansfield Park (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but... See full summary »

Director: Iain B. MacDonald
Stars: Julia Joyce, Douglas Hodge, Maggie O'Neill
Sense and Sensibility (TV Series 1971)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mrs. Dashwood and her two daughters, Elinor and Marianne, are faced with the prospect of Mrs. Dashwood's stepson and his wife moving into their home at Norland.

Stars: Michael Aldridge, Sheila Ballantine, Esme Church
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley
Sense & Sensibility (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Charity Wakefield, Hattie Morahan
Persuasion (TV Mini-Series 1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Stars: Daphne Anderson, Clare Austin, George Curzon
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Anne Elliot (5 episodes, 1971)
Bryan Marshall ...
 Captain Wentworth (5 episodes, 1971)
Marian Spencer ...
 Lady Russell (5 episodes, 1971)
...
 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)
...
 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)
...
 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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

History | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 April 1971 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Persuasión  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Connections

Version of Persuasion (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

A Downland Suite: III - Minuet: Allegretto grazioso
(uncredited)
By John Ireland
[theme]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Eh...
9 February 2004 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Okay, if you discount the production value, the ugly outfits, and the big hair, this adaptation is still far inferior to the 90's version. First Ann Firbank (playing Anne Elliot), is literally ten years too old to play this role and her acting leaves much to be desired. Amanda Root (playing the same role in the 90's version) can express more in her big, brown eyes than Firbank can with her entire face in a four hour production. Anne is turned into a peevish, whining, boring character (and what was with the scene during the `long walk' where she stops to spout off poetry?). Henrietta and Louisa looked so much alike that the only time I could tell them apart was when they stood next to each other (Henrietta was taller). And Louisa! Never was there a more obnoxious character! It was ridiculous to think that Wentworth was supposed to be interested in her. She is supposed to be high spirited and pretty and charming, not stupid and silly with her ridiculous laugh that's like nails on a chalkboard. When she starts to chant, `to Lyme, to Lyme, to Lyme,' I started yelling, `shut up, shut up, shut up!' The best part of the movie was when Louisa falls those three feet at the cobb because I knew I wouldn't have to see her anymore in the movie. Speaking of the fall at the cobb scene; it was the mose poorly acted, badly directed and edited scene of the entire film. How does a person fall three feet down, land on her feet, and still be knocked unconscious?

On the plus size, the character of Elizabeth was much closer to the book than in the 90's version. They also put in many more scenes with Anne and Frederick at the end.

I'll admit, I have bought this movie, even though I knew how sub par it was, but I'm a huge Austen fan, so I'll buy any movie adapted from one of her novels. Watch this move if you're morbidly curious, or to appreciate the 90's version even more.

The bottom line is, this version may follow the letter of the novel, but the 90's version follows the spirit.


16 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did Hairstyles bother anyone else? alix2468ks
about old BBC films weeone816
Ann Firbank miscast TomInSanFrancisco
Valerie Gearon was the only good Elizabeth Anhun
Discuss Persuasion (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?