Northanger Abbey

Synopsis: When Catherine Morland is given the opportunity to stay with the childless Allen family in Bath, she is hoping for an adventure of the type she has been reading in novels. Soon introduced to society, she meets Isabella Thorpe and her brother John, a good friend of her own brother, James. She also meets Henry Tilney, a handsome young man from a good family and his sister, Eleanor. Invited to visit the Tilney estate, Northanger Abbey, she has thoughts of romance but soon learns that status, class and money are all equally important when it comes to matters of the heart.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jon Jones
Production: WGBH Boston Video
  1 nomination.
84 min

And more.

That's the last, madam.


Did you ever

see anything prettier,Mr Allen?.

Other than yourself,

do you mean, my dear?.

Oh, fie, Mr Allen!

-But Catherine...

-Ah, she looks just as she should.

Now...might we make our way,

do you think?.

I entertain high hopes of our

arriving at the rooms by midnight.

How he teases us, Catherine.

Midnight, indeed!

Whoa! Whoa, whoa! Whoa, there!

- Stay.

- Good evening, sir.

This way. Mind how you go now, sir.

This way, ladies.

Heidi! Good to see you!


Sedley! There you are!

Is there anyone here?.

Not a soul, John!

There's no-one here at all!

What could he mean?.

If I might just... Thank you.

Excuse me.

Card room, I think.

- Mr Allen!

- See you later, my love.

Come this way, Catherine.


Pardon me, miss.

Excuse me.

Perhaps we should go

through to the tea room.


Quick - there are two places!

How uncomfortable it is

not to know anybody.

Yes, my dear,

very uncomfortable indeed.

But then, you see, one can't speak to

people unless one has been introduced.

- But who will introduce us?.

- I'm sure I've no idea.

I don't know. Mother

and daughter, I'd guess.

Had we not better go away?.

There are no tea things for us,

and I think we are unwelcome here.

Yes, it's most disagreeable.

I wish we had

a large acquaintance here.

I wish we had any.

Mrs Allen.

-Ooh! Have a care, sir!

-A thousand apologies, ma'am.

Catherine, do take this pin out of my

sleeve.It was not your fault,sir.

Allow me, ma'am.

Thank you kindly, sir.

Though I'm afraid it's

torn a hole already.

There. Nothing too

disastrous, ma'am.

I shall be sorry if it has,

for it's a favourite gown.

-Really, Mrs Allen, one would hardly notice.

-Though it cost but nine shillings a yard.

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Andrew Davies

Andrew Wynford Davies (born 20 September 1936) is a Welsh writer of screenplays and novels, best known for House of Cards and A Very Peculiar Practice, and his adaptations of Vanity Fair, Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch and War & Peace. He was made a BAFTA Fellow in 2002. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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