Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.
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 Elinor Dashwood (7 episodes, 1981)
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 Marianne Dashwood (7 episodes, 1981)
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 Mrs. Jennings (7 episodes, 1981)
Robert Swann ...
 Colonel Brandon (6 episodes, 1981)
Donald Douglas ...
 Sir John Middleton (5 episodes, 1981)
Marjorie Bland ...
 Lady Middleton (5 episodes, 1981)
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 Edward Ferrars (5 episodes, 1981)
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 John Willoughby (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Tom (4 episodes, 1981)
Gina Rowe ...
 Susan (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Mrs. Dashwood (4 episodes, 1981)
Peter Gale ...
 John Dashwood (3 episodes, 1981)
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The Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, must search for a new house with their mother; their former home and the majority of the money having been inherited by their half-brother at the passing of their father. The family is given the lease of a cottage by a kind cousin. Disciplined and restrained Elinor forms an attachment to quiet Edward Ferrars, while her impetuous and emotional sister Marianne falls for dashing John Willoughby. However, the Dashwoods' lack of fortune and the strict social structure of 18th century England affects the marriage prospects of both sisters. Written by L. Hamre

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Elinor Dashwood: If you would confide in me...
Marianne Dashwood: You never confide in me!
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Version of Sense and Sensibility (1995) See more »

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Piano Sonatina in G Major: II. Rondo - Allegro
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Good elements but not great
2 May 2011 | by (Detroit, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I was not very fond of it originally but I found I actually liked it a lot more seeing it again so soon after the 1971 version. The two share the same screenwriter, who seems to have lifted a lot from the 1971 to use again in this version. Many scenes are virtually identical, or very close. Margaret was cut yet again but other than that it followed the book more closely than 1971. It lacked all the wacky 70s costumes and hairstyles that made the earlier one so crazy and seemed much more understated to me. Part of this also has to do with the acting, much of which was more low-key. Some of the casting was better, some was worse…It's up to you to decide which you prefer!


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