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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 »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Catherine Morland
... Henry Tilney
... General Tilney
... Mrs. Allen
Geoffrey Chater ... Mr. Allen
... Isabella Thorpe
... John Thorpe
Ingrid Lacey ... Eleanor Tilney
... Frederick Tilney
Philip Bird ... James Morland
Elvi Hale ... Mrs. Thorpe
Helen Fraser ... Mrs. Morland
David Rolfe ... Mr. Morland
Elaine Ives-Cameron ... Marchioness
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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6 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Rosalie Horner in the Daily Mail heralded Schlesinger's "huge blue eyes," praising the show itself as "a masterpiece of film-making." See more »

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Version of Northanger Abbey (2007) See more »

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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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Somebody please film a GOOD version!
3 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

My first hugely disappointing BBC/Jane Austen flick. The tone is off, the costumes are off, the hair is off, the music is from outer space, and Robert Hardy, bless him, looks like he's really annoyed to be in such a stinker. Even some of the casting is off. No, I take that back, a good director can make a silk purse out of a sows ear, so to speak. The performances in this thing are so over the top and melodramatic that it's almost a farce of a Jane Austen story, which is ironic since Northanger Abbey is a sort of homage/send up of the early Gothic novel. I wanted to slap the female lead after awhile; who made the decision that she should be such a ninny? I had to watch Pride & Prejudice ('95) immediately to get the bad taste out of my mouth. Phew!


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