Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though promising, had poor family connections. When her father rents out the family estate to Admiral Croft, Anne is thrown into company with Frederick, because his sister is Mrs. Croft. Frederick is now a rich and successful Captain, and a highly eligible bachelor. Whom will he marry? One of Anne's sister's husband's sisters? Or will he and Anne rekindle the old flame?
Did You Know?
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
After Anne's arrival at Uppercross during the first conversation she has with Mary the latter recounts a dinner outing the previous evening at the Poole's. She says she was crushed in the Musgrove carriage as the senior Musgroves (her in-laws) are "so very large". Noel Dyson, who plays Mrs. Musgrove, can hardly be described as "very large". See more
Version of Persuasion
A Downland Suite: III - Minuet: Allegretto grazioso
By John Ireland
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