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.
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 Miss Elizabeth Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
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 Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (5 episodes, 1980)
Moray Watson ...
 Mr. Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
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 Mrs. Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
Sabina Franklyn ...
 Miss Jane Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
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 Miss Lydia Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
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 Miss Mary Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
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 Miss Kitty Bennet (5 episodes, 1980)
Osmund Bullock ...
 Mr. Bingley (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Charlotte Lucas / ... (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Mr. Wickham (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Miss Caroline Bingley (3 episodes, 1980)
Edward Arthur ...
 Mr. Hurst (3 episodes, 1980)
Jennifer Granville ...
 Mrs. Hurst (3 episodes, 1980)
Andrew Johns ...
 Captain Denny (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Lady Catherine de Bourgh (2 episodes, 1980)
Malcolm Rennie ...
 Mr. Collins / ... (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Mrs. Gardiner (2 episodes, 1980)
Peter Howell ...
 Sir William Lucas (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Lady Lucas (2 episodes, 1980)
Shirley Cain ...
 Mrs. Philips (2 episodes, 1980)
Emma Jacobs ...
 Miss Georgiana Darcy (2 episodes, 1980)
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Mrs. Bennet is determined to find husbands for her five daughters. The arrival of a new wealthy neighbor seems like the answer to her predicament. But while eldest daughter Jane catches Mr. Bingley's eye, middle child Mary has her nose stuck in a book, and youngest girls, Kitty and Lydia, chase after officers in uniform; Elizabeth, the willful, intelligent, and opinionated second daughter, is snubbed by haughty gentleman Mr. Darcy... In this class-minded society, can love triumph over pride and prejudice? Written by L. Hamre

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Büszkeség és balítélet  »

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The dotted muslin dress with maroon-trimmed collar worn by Natalie Ogle (Lydia Bennet) to visit Jane at Netherfield is the same costume worn by Debbie Bowen (Harriet Smith) at Hartfield in Emma (1972). See more »

Goofs

In episode 1 Miss Elizabeth Bennett sits at a piano as she sings a simple song while the score on the piano shows the name of (Johannes) Brahms, who was born sixteen years after Jane Austen's death. See more »

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Elizabeth Bennet: We all love to instruct, though we teach only what is not worth knowing.
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Version of De vier dochters Bennet (1961) See more »

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Early One Morning
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Performed by Tessa Peake-Jones
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By far the best film version!
12 August 2002 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

This 1979 production of "Pride and Prejudice" is perfect in every detail. The casting and settings are flawless and so true to what the author intended. Not only are the main characters wonderful, but every minor character is beautifully depicted as well. Judy Parfitt as Lady Catherine de Bourgh is especially delightful. The movie captured the subtle humour and human touches that make this story a classic. You may never laugh out loud, but you'll find yourself smiling through the whole thing.

For those who groan at the thought of sitting through an English costume drama - give it ten minutes and you'll be hooked. The language is easy to follow and the plot is straightforward. This production of "Pride and Prejudice" is not unlike a 19th century "Sixteen Candles".


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