Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the opinionated Mrs. Elton, someone not unlike herself, Emma's attitudes begin to soften...
Did You Know?
The pale pink gown with cerise ruffle along the neckline worn by a guest at the Crown Ball is the same gown worn by Victoria Hamilton
(Mrs.Forster) to the Bennet's farewell dinner for the militia in Pride and Prejudice
(1995), by a ball guest in Mansfield Park
(1999), by an extra attending the play at the asylum in Quills
(2000), by an extra at the London ball where Lady Caroline Lamb dances the waltz in Byron
(2003), and by a guest at the London ball in Sense & Sensibility
(2008). See more
The year is approximately 1815, yet Jane Fairfax sings an Italian song composed in 1857. See more
[Knightley speaks of Frank Churchill who will be going to London
To get his hair cut?
Over the Hills and Far Away
(From "The Beggar's Opera")
Lyrics by John Gay
Performed by Olivia Williams
(dubbed by Mary Carewe
) and Raymond Coulthard
[Jane and Frank sing at the Weston's] See more