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Northanger Abbey 

Catherine Morland is a young woman who enjoys reading Gothic Novels. She is invited to Bath by a family friend, Mrs. Allen, and there she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor. Upon ... See full summary »

Director:

Giles Foster

Writers:

Jane Austen (novel), Maggie Wadey
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Katharine Schlesinger ... Catherine Morland
Peter Firth ... Henry Tilney
Robert Hardy ... General Tilney
Googie Withers ... Mrs. Allen
Geoffrey Chater ... Mr. Allen
Cassie Stuart ... Isabella Thorpe
Jonathan Coy ... John Thorpe
Ingrid Lacey Ingrid Lacey ... Eleanor Tilney
Greg Hicks ... Frederick Tilney
Philip Bird Philip Bird ... James Morland
Elvi Hale Elvi Hale ... Mrs. Thorpe
Helen Fraser Helen Fraser ... Mrs. Morland
David Rolfe David Rolfe ... Mr. Morland
Elaine Ives-Cameron Elaine Ives-Cameron ... Marchioness
Angela Curran Angela Curran ... Alice
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Catherine Morland is a young woman who enjoys reading Gothic Novels. She is invited to Bath by a family friend, Mrs. Allen, and there she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor. Upon returning to her home with her family, Eleanor invites Catherine to come along as her guest and companion. There Catherine's imagination continues to flourish and she begins to suspect a dark secret at Northanger Abbey. Written by Cara-chan

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Drama

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1987 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Herbert Kretzmer in the Daily Mail said the 24-year-old Schlesinger "plays the girl with a pleasing, persuasive simplicity, eyes rounded and mouth slightly agape. . . ." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Connections: Drop the Dead Donkey (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Nel cor piu non mi sento (from La Molinara)
(uncredited)
Composed by Giovanni Paisiello
Performed by Peter Firth
{Henry Tilney sings]
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Poor Jane
1 October 2003 | by Pickwick12See all my reviews

Poor Jane Austen ought to be glad she's not around to see this dreadful wreck of an adaptation. So many great Jane Austen movies have come out recently that this one deserves to be permanently buried along with two other movies I despise-The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and the 1969 version of David Copperfield. My main beef with the movie is that it completely misses the point of the book. Jane Austen was poking fun at the Gothic mania in her society, and much of the novel is tongue in cheek. The movie, however, is serious and comes across terribly melodramatically. The lighthearted, fun-poking flavor of Austen's writing is completely and conspicuously absent from this ponderous foray iinto horror meets period drama. The scenes of Catherine's imagination are both gratuitous and uninteresting. Also, Henry Tilney is dreadfully unappealing. Why, I ask, would anyone fall for him? If you are looking for a fun-filled Jane Austen evening, watch Emma instead!


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