Greer Garson, Pride and Prejudice
Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Mary Boland, Edna May Oliver, Maureen O’Sullivan, Marsha Hunt, and Ann Rutherford led a wonderful cast in the 1940 film Pride and Prejudice. I have seen quite a few people who didn’t “love” Greer Garson in the role of Elizabeth because of her age (Greer Garson was 36 whereas Elizabeth in Jane Austen’s novel was twenty). Given that people during the period of time being depicted were more mature (and often looked the part), I have zero problem with the age difference.
Greer Garson, Ann Rutherford, and Marsha Hunt
Pride and Prejudice (1940, directed by Robert Z. Leonard). This film reawakened a great interest in Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. At least five editions of the novel were printed to coincide with the movie’s release.
Within 10 years of 1940’s Pride and Prejudice’s release, the novel had become so wildly popular, that it had gone through twenty-one printings!
Edna May Oliver and Greer Garson
Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier