This excellent screen adaptation of Jane Austen's 1813 novel follows a provincial family's struggles to marry off five daughters in 19th-century England. Greer Garson (MRS. MINIVER) stars as heroine Elizabeth Bennett, while Laurence Olivier (REBECCA) plays Mr. Darcy, the new arrival who attracts both Elizabeth's interest and her ire. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE earned an Academy Award nomination for Best (Black-and-White) Interior Decoration.
1940 - Academy Awards - Best Black-and-White Interior Decoration Winner
Robert Z. Leonard - Director/Actor/Producer
Herbert Stothart - American Composer/Arranger
Ann Rutherford - American actress, GONE WITH THE WIND
Cedric Gibbons - Art Director/In USA
Frieda Inescort - Scottish Actress
Edna May Oliver - American Actress
Edna Mae Oliver - American Actress
Hunt Stromberg - American Producer/Director
Mary Boland - American actress, THE WOMEN (1939)
Maureen O'Sullivan - Actress, TARZAN THE APE MAN (1932)
Maureen Paula O'Sullivan - Actress, TARZAN THE APE MAN (1932)
Robert J. Kern - American Editor
Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Sir Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Lord Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Greer Garson - Oscar-winning British actress, MRS. MINIVER
Edmund Gwenn - Welsh Actor
Karl Freund - German-American Director Of Photography/Director
Aldous Huxley - English author ("Doors of Perception," "Brave New World")
From the classic novel by Jane Austen about the morals and mores of the class system in early Georgian England. The intelligent and spirited Elizabeth Bennet is one of 5 daughters -- which, during that era, meant trouble: because women cannot inherit, upon her father's death her family's home will become the property of their nearest male relative. Only marriage, preferably to someone wealthy, can ensure her security. But the proud young lady instantly takes offense when Mr. Darcy, a promising newcomer in town, doesn't seem quite admiring enough, and she spurns his advances. Slowly and painfully, Elizabeth realizes her error, but not before it seems she has lost him forever...
Other cast includes Bruce Lester (Mr. Bingley) and Gia Kent (Anne de Bourgh). The Bennet home, located in the town of Meryton, is called Longbourn and the Bingley residence is called Netherfield Park. Jane Austen wrote the novel "Pride and Prejudice" around 1793, but it wasn't published until 1813.