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Pride and Prejudice (1940 film) Quotes

Pride and Prejudice (1940 film) is a television program that first aired in 1970 . Pride and Prejudice ended its run in 1970.

It features Hunt Stromberg as producer, Herbert Stothart in charge of musical score, and Karl Freund as head of cinematography.

Pride and Prejudice (1940 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Pride and Prejudice (1940 film) is 117 minutes long. Pride and Prejudice (1940 film) is distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

The cast includes: Edmund Gwenn as Mr. Bennett, Mary Boland as Mrs. Bennet, Edmund Gwenn as Mr. Bennet, Frieda Inescort as Caroline Bingley, Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy, Ann Rutherford as Lydia Bennet, Greer Garson as Elizabeth Bennett, Greer Garson as Elizabeth Bennet, Marsha Hunt as Mary Bennet, Edna May Oliver as Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and Karen Morley as Charlotte.

Pride and Prejudice (1940 film) Quotes

Greer Garson as Elizabeth Bennet

  • (Greer Garson) "Oh, if you want to be really refined, you have to be dead. There's no one as dignified as a mummy"
  • (Greer Garson) "How clever of you, Miss Bingley, to know something of which you are ignorant."
  • (Greer Garson) "Oh Mr. Darcy, Miss Bingley here is eager for her lesson. I hope you will enjoy it, Miss Bingley, and that you will learn to direct your darts with greater accuracy."
  • (Greer Garson) "I tremble and obey."

Frieda Inescort as Caroline Bingley

  • (Frieda Inescort) "-- and her sisters Jane and Elizabeth were seen running down Market Street in an attempt to escape their disgrace. Isn't that exquisitely funny, Mr. Darcy?"
  • (Laurence Olivier) "Exquisitely. Just think how you would roar with laughter if it happened to yourself."

Mary Boland as Mrs. Bennet

  • (Mary Boland) "Mary, try to sparkle a little."
  • (Mary Boland) "Just a little."
  • (Mary Boland) "Look at them. Five of them without dowries. What's to become of them?"
  • (Edmund Gwenn) "Yes, what's to become of the wretched creatures? Perhaps we should have drowned some of them at birth."

Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy

  • (Laurence Olivier) "I have made the mistake of being honest with you."
  • (Greer Garson) "Honesty is a greatly overrated virtue. Silence in this case would have been more agreeable."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "I rather admired what you did this afternoon Miss Elizabeth. Your resentment of what you believe to be an injustice showed courage and loyalty. I could wish i might possess a friend who would defend me as ably as Mr. Wickham was defended today."
  • (Edmund Gwenn) "At this moment it's difficult to believe that you're so proud."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "At this moment it's difficult to believe that you're so prejudiced."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "Yes, she looks tolerable enough, but I am in no humor tonight to give consequence to the middle classes at play."
  • (Laurence Olivier) "You must allow me to tell you how much I admire and love you."

Marsha Hunt as Mary Bennet

  • (Marsha Hunt) "Did you tell him you had five daughters, Papa?"
  • (Edmund Gwenn) "Well, I told him if he ran into five of the silliest girls in England, they would be my daughters."

Edmund Gwenn as Mr. Bennett

  • (Edmund Gwenn) "An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins. And I will never see you again if you do."
  • (Edmund Gwenn) "Well, we're hoping Elizabeth can manage to catch a cold of her own and stay long enough to get engaged to Mr. Darcy. Then, if a good snowstorm could be arranged, we'd send Kitty over. But if a young man should happen to be in the house; a young man who likes singing, of course, who can discuss philosophy; Mary could go. Then, if a dashing young soldier in a handsome uniform should appear for Lydia, everything would be perfect, my dear."

Ann Rutherford as Lydia Bennet

  • (Ann Rutherford) "Has anybody heard how Jane is this morning?"
  • (Mary Boland) "Eh, Mr. Bingley sent a note over by his groom. She's much better. Such a happy idea of mine sending her off in the rain."
  • (Edmund Gwenn) "Yes, but to Jane must go all the credit for having caught the cold, my dear."

Edna May Oliver as Lady Catherine de Bourgh

  • (Edna May Oliver) "You must learn, Mrs. Collins, to draw a firm line between the deserving poor and the undeserving."

Karen Morley as Charlotte

  • (Karen Morley) "Well, ignorance is bliss."

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