Emma (1972)

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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 »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Doran Godwin ...
 Emma Woodhouse (6 episodes, 1972)
John Carson ...
 Mr. Knightley (6 episodes, 1972)
Donald Eccles ...
 Mr. Woodhouse (6 episodes, 1972)
Constance Chapman ...
 Miss Bates (6 episodes, 1972)
Ellen Dryden ...
 Mrs. Weston (6 episodes, 1972)
Debbie Bowen ...
 Harriet Smith (6 episodes, 1972)
Raymond Adamson ...
 Mr. Weston (6 episodes, 1972)
Timothy Peters ...
 Mr. Elton (5 episodes, 1972)
Vivienne Moore ...
 Williams (5 episodes, 1972)
Robert East ...
 Frank Churchill (4 episodes, 1972)
Ania Marson ...
 Jane Fairfax (4 episodes, 1972)
Mary Holder ...
 Mrs. Bates (4 episodes, 1972)
Fiona Walker ...
 Mrs. Elton (3 episodes, 1972)
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 Mrs. Goddard (2 episodes, 1972)
John Alkin ...
 Robert Martin (2 episodes, 1972)
Amber Thomas ...
 Patty (2 episodes, 1972)
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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 mistaken in her judgement, she is counseled and criticised by her neighbor and brother-in-law, the wise Mr. Knightley whose attentions to her are motivated by more than brotherly love. Written by Teresa B. O'Donnell <sun.moon.stars@worldnet.att.net>

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The deep blue military-style coat Ania Marson (Jane Fairfax) wears during the scene in which Jane visits Mrs. Elton at the parsonage to discuss the party Emma is giving for Mrs. Elton is the same costume Elizabeth Garvie wears in the scenes of Elizabeth Bennet arriving at Hunsford and at Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice (1980). See more »

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The characters are seen playing cards with a modern deck of cards that show both the suit symbol (hearts, clubs, spades, clubs) and a number on each corner. During the time period the movie was set in, playing cards did not show the number of the card in the corners. See more »

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Version of Emma (1948) See more »

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Lovable adaptation
22 June 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Yes I see this production is low budget and all, with an amateurish feel about it, and yet still I found it quite excellent - admirable indeed. Doran Godwin gives an expressionist portrayal of Emma which suits the character, and John Carson is a likable Mr. Knightley. All in all the casting is mere perfection; Thimoty Peters is a funny, yet realistic Mr. Elton; Debbie Bowen as Harriet Smith might be to much of a good thing, but then again Constance Chapman is most excellent as Miss Bates. Whats great about this "cheap" production is you feel the uneasiness of family gatherings, the ugliness of character and how irritating and limited this polite language can be. In more updated Jane Austen films, things might seem a bit artificial, as if the characters live in glossy prints. Certainly Austens times were just as "real" and shitty as ours, and this comes to front in this brilliant, yet quite forgotten, miniseries of Emma. The best dramatization of this marvelous novel so far.


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