1940 – Pride And Prejudice

★★★★☆ USA. 1h57m. Romance / Drama. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard. Written by Aldous Huxley, Jane Murfin (screenplay) and Helen Jerome (story) and Jane Austen (“Pride And Prejudice”). Cinematography by Karl Freund. Edited by Robert Kern. Music by Herbert Stothart. Starring Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Mary Boland, Edna May Oliver, Maureen O’Sullivan, Ann Rutherford, Frieda Inescort, Edmund Gwenn, Karen Morley, Melville Cooper, Edward Ashley Cooper, Bruce Lester, E.E. Clive.

About five sisters from an English family of landed gentry who must deal with issues of marriage, morality, and misconceptions. The film was released by MGM on July 26, 1940, in the United States and was critically well received. The New York Times film critic praised the film as “the most deliciously pert comedy of old manners, the most crisp and crackling satire in costume that we in this corner can remember ever having seen on the screen.”