Pride and Prejudice

Synopsis: Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. But pride, prejudice, and misunderstandings all combine to complicate their relationships and to make happiness difficult.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Robert Z. Leonard
Production: WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
APPROVED
Year:
1940
118 min
1,051 Views

Either the shell-pink gauze

of muslin

or the thick gaberdine

would be most becoming

to your daughter, Mrs. Bennet.

Now, let me see.

Yes. Yes.

The pink suits you, Jane.

And, now, we'll see whether

the blue is becoming to you,

Lizzie.

Stand up dear.

Several young ladies have bought

new gowns for the Assembly Ball.

But, none will be more modish

than this muslin, Madame.

Isn't it soften when it's worn?

Mine is, Mama.

It's been worn for three years.

Ah, our fashion decrees muslin

this season, Madame.

That should be good enough

for us, shouldn't it, Jane?

Yes.

Then, the pink for Miss Jane

and blue for Miss Elizabeth.

I know exactly

how I want mine cut.

I shall look very worldly.

How shall I look?

Adorable, my love. As always!

Oh, Lizzie!

Uh-hmm.

Oh, Mr. Beck! Mr. Beck! Look!

Lacks-a-daisy!

What's the commotion?

Just look at that carriage,

my darling!

And those exquisite young men!

They must have

come straight from Court!

Oh, look! They're getting out.

Have you heard

any of neighbours say

if they're expecting visitors?

No, Mama. Who do you suppose

would be entertaining people

of fashion like these?

Mr. Beck, ah, send old Flynn

and find out if they're stopping

in the vicinity.

Ah, ah, slyly, of course.

The hustler will tell us.

Lah, here comes Aunt Philips

as if something were after her!

Lacks-a-daisy! My sister

has lost all sense of decorum!

Aunt Philips!

Oh! Why such haste?

Oh! You're out of breath.

I saw your carriage outside.

My dear, such news!

Did you see them?

Of course, we saw them.

Who are they, Sister?

They're the new tenants

of Netherfield Park.

Netherfield Park is let,

at last!

And to a young man of importance!

His name is Bingley.

Is the young woman Mrs. Bingley?

No, dear. That's the

pleasantest part of it.

She's his sister!

She's his sister, Lizzie.

Who's the other gentleman,

Aunt Philips?

Oh, I don't know.

Some friend, I suppose.

Oh! But, let me tell you

about Mr. Bingley.

He's very rich!

He has

five thousand pounds a year.

Five thousand pounds

and unmarried!

That's the most heartening

piece of news

since the Battle of Waterloo!

You couldn't see how handsome

and elegant he is!

Excuse me, Madame.

The second gentleman's name

is Darcy.

The two carriages

and the dogs are his.

The chaise belongs to Mr. Bingley.

Two carriages and

- one, two, three,

four, five,

- six liveried servants!

My word! This Mr. Darcy

must also be rich!

I wonder if - he's married?

Oh! Mrs. Bennet!

I thought we'd find you here.

Good morning, Mrs. Philips.

Elizabeth. Jane.

I just had to come in

and tell you the news!

Dear Lady Lucas, you don't mean

about the new tenants

of Netherfield?

Ye-! Oh!

You've heard it already.

Yes, dear.

Mr. Bingley has

five thousand pounds a year.

Who is this Mr. Darcy?

He's Mr. Bingley's guest.

They're inseparable friends.

He's one of the

Darcys of Pembley.

Oh! Mr. Darcy of Pembley!

Is that all you know about him?

Wha-! Oh!

You mean, is he married?

No, dear, no. He isn't married.

And, he's even richer

than Mr. Bingley.

The Pembley estates and all

are worth a clear

ten thousand a year.

Ten thou-! Isn't it fortunate

to have two eligible young men

coming to the neighborhood?

Perhaps one of them will

fall in love with your Charlotte.

Oh! Not if he sees Jane

or Lizzie first!

You may not have beauty, my lamb,

but, you have character.

And, some men prefer it.

How true, Lady Lucas.

That's why girls who have both

are doubly fortunate.

Come, my dears.

The dressmaker will call

for the muslin, Mr. Beck.

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Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, novelist, philosopher, and prominent member of the Huxley family. He graduated from Balliol College at the University of Oxford with a first-class honours degree in English literature. The author of nearly fifty books, Huxley was best known for his novels (among them Brave New World, set in a dystopian future); for nonfiction works, such as The Doors of Perception, in which he recalls his experiences taking psychedelic drugs; and for his wide-ranging essays. Early in his career, Huxley published short stories and poetry, and edited the literary magazine Oxford Poetry. He went on to publish travel writing, film stories, satire, and screenplays. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death.Huxley was a humanist and pacifist. He became interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, and in particular universalism. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times. In 1962, a year before he died, Huxley was elected Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. more…

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