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Complete series cast summary:
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 Anne Elliot 5 episodes, 1971
Bryan Marshall ...
Marian Spencer ...
 Lady Russell 5 episodes, 1971
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Basil Dignam ...
 Sir Walter Elliot 4 episodes, 1971
Valerie Gearon ...
 Elizabeth Elliot 4 episodes, 1971
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 Mrs. Croft 4 episodes, 1971
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 Mary Musgrove 4 episodes, 1971
Rowland Davies ...
 Charles Musgrove 4 episodes, 1971
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 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
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 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 ...
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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 green plaid day dress worn by Ann Firbank (Anne Elliot) is the same costume worn by an extra in the London Street when Amelia meets George to invite him to Vauxhall Gardens in Vanity Fair (1998). See more »

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Lady Russell addresses Sir Walter to his face by his christian name with no title - which is extremely unlikely. Etiquette would demand that she address him as "Sir Walter" just as he addresses her as Lady Russell. See more »

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Version of Persuasion (1960) 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 movie "Persuasion" was very true to the novel, but that doesn't mean it was any good.
4 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

When it comes to most movies made about classic novels, most people complain that it wasn't true to the novel. You can't say that about this. That's the one (and only) good point about this movie. I couldn't stand the woman who played Anne. I know she was supposed to be older, but not THAT old! She looked like she was 40! Anne's only supposed to be 27 or something like that. And I could NOT stand how she did her hair. Captain Wentworth was ok, but no where near as dashing as you imagine him when you read the book, and Captain Benwick was just plain frightening. I thought the girl who played Louisa Musgrove was really good, the same with the woman who played Mary. I don't remember having any specific complaints with any of the other characters, so I suppose they did well enough. The script was very close, sometimes word for word, with the book. However, this did make the movie rather boring. I thoroughly enjoyed the book...every time i read it. I never was bored at all throughout the entire novel, so I'm blaming my boredom on the movie's direction and acting. The character of Anne was supposed to be calm, not completely dull...which is what this actress was. Overall I must say i was disappointed with this movie. Compared to the newer version I preferred the newer one, mainly because of the actress who played Anne. This movies wasn't completely terrible, but it wasn't any good either.


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