Quite an old recording with a very complete and lengthy adaptation of Jane Austen's last completed novel. Hairstyles and costumes often have a 70's style feel to them. An interesting film for the true Austen fan.
Summary: Jane Austen's last novel provides the plot for this earlier Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England, this movie tells the story of Anne Elliot, who now having lost her "bloom" is re-united with the dashing Captain Frederick Wentworth whose advances she had refused seven years earlier. Now that he has gained both connections and fortune in the Napoleonic Wars, she regrets that her neighbor, the meddling Lady Russell persuaded her to refuse his proposal of marriage. Now as she watches him woo the young Louisa Musgrove, she suffers terribly while he appears to have forgotten entirely his earlier attraction to her. Manners and moires often thwart her strong desire to tell her true feelings, but his true emotions too, are masked by fear and the lasting pain of her rejection.
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Script: Julian Mitchell
Directed by: Howard Baker
Produced by: Howard Baker
Length: Approximately 60 minutes (5 episodes)
Release Date: 18 April 1971
Make Up Designers: Victoria Morgan
Costume Designer: Esther Dean
Music Arranger: Steven Hancock
Ann Firbank as Anne Elliot
Bryan Marshall as Captain Wentworth
Basil Dignam as Sir Walter Elliot
Valerie Gearon as Elizabeth Elliot
Richard Vernon as Admiral Croft
Georgine Anderson as Mrs. Croft
Marian Spencer as Lady Russell
Morag Hood as Mary Musgrove
Rowland Davies as Charles Musgrove
Mel Martin as Henrietta Musgrove
Zhivila Roche as Louisa Musgrove
Noel Dyson as Mrs. Musgrove
William Kendall as Mr. Musgrove
Charlotte Mitchell as Mrs. Clay
David Savile as Mr. William Elliot
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Links of Interest:
- IMDb's Persuasion Page
- Costume Trivia
- Film Goofs
- Lisa Shea's Persuasion Page
- Persuasion Review & Downloads
- Review at The Jane Austen Centre
- Buy DVD at Amazon.com
Trailers & Clips:
Beginning Scene Clip
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