Jane Austen Film Adaptations

Recently, I blogged on AustenAuthors.com about the latest film version of a Jane Austen novel to be released. Realizing that many of my readers are unfamiliar with how the media has seen fit to adapt Jane Austen’s many novels, below you will find a list of the majority of them. We who write Austen adaptations know that our readers see the movie/TV adaptation and become hooked on the story lines.
In fact, on AustenAuthors and this blog, tomorrow, I will be discussing Persuasion 1995.

Pride and Prejudice: A Modern Day Tale of First Impressions (2011) – Film
Prada to Nada (2011) – Film – modern day Sense and Sensibility with a Spanish “flavor”
Aisha (2010) – an Indie film version of Emma
Jane Austen Handheld (2010) – Film – told through a documentary-style film format
Emma (2009) a BBC TV mini-series
Sense and Sensibilidad (2008) – Film
Lost in Austen (2008) – TV mini-series that takes the main character into the novel’s pages
Sense and Sensibility (2008) – TV mini-series
Jane Austen Trilogy (2008) – a documentary with bibliographic intentions
Miss Austen Regrets (2008) – a made-for-TV show based on Austen’s letters
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) – film based on the popular best-selling book
Mansfield Park (2007) – TV movie
Northanger Abbey (2007) – TV movie
Persuasion (2007) – TV movie
Becoming Jane (2007) – popular film based on Austen’s letters
Pride and Prejudice (2005) – Film
Bride and Prejudice (2004) – Indie film
Pride and Prejudice (2003) -modern adaptation film
The Real Jane Austen (2002) TV movie based on Jane Austen’s letters
Kandukondain, Kandukondain (2000) Film based on Sense and Sensibility
Mansfield Park (1998) – Film
“Wishbone”- “Pup Fiction” (1998) -an episode of the popular TV show
“Wishbone”- “Furst Impressions” (1997) – an episode of the popular TV show
Emma (1996) – TV movie
Emma (1996) – Film
Sense and Sensibility (1995) – Film
Persuasion (1995) – TV movie
Pride and Prejudice (1995) – TV mini-series
Sensibility and Sense (1990) – TV movie
Northanger Abbey (1987) -TV movie
Mansfield Park (1983) – TV mini-series
Sense and Sensibility (1981) – TV movie
Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980) – Film
Pride and Prejudice (1980) – TV mini-series
Emma (1972) – TV mini-series novel
“Novela” – “Persuasión” (1972) -TV series episode
Sense and Sensibility (1971) – TV movie
Persuasion (1971) -TV mini-series
“Novela” – “La abadía de Northanger” (1968) -TV series episode
Pride and Prejudice (1967) – TV series
“Novela” – “Emma” (1967) – TV series episode
“Novela” – “Orgullo y prejuicio” (1966) -TV series episode
Vier dochters Bennet, De” (1961) – TV mini-series based on Pride and Prejudice
Emma (1960) – TV movie
Camera Three (1960) – TV series based on Emma
Persuasion (1960) – TV mini-series
Pride and Prejudice (1958) – TV series
Pride and Prejudice (1958) – TV film
“General Motors Presents: Pride and Prejudice” (1958) – TV series episode
Orgoglio e pregiudizio” (1957) – TV mini-series
“Matinee Theater: Pride and Prejudice” (1956) _ TV series episode
“Kraft Television Theatre: Emma” (1954) – TV series episode
Pride and Prejudice (1952) – TV mini-series
“The Philco Television Playhouse: Sense and Sensibility” (1950) – TV series episode
“The Philco Television Playhouse: Pride and Prejudice” (1949) – TV series episode
Emma (1948) -TV film
Pride and Prejudice (1940) – Film
Pride and Prejudice (1938) -TV

Jane Austen’s novels have never been out of print. It would seem that we might say the same thing of cinematic adaptations.


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Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and contemporary novels.
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4 Responses to Jane Austen Film Adaptations

  1. Irina, Ukraine says:

    Dear Regina,

    thank you for such a great job of systemizing all Austen’s films. Have you seen them all? I’m asking cause I want to see those of Pride and prejudice adaptations of 1938, 1952, 1958 and 1967, but cannot find them nor on-line nor on DVD. Thank you for your reply.

    • I have the 1967 version on an old VHS, which I should try to convert to DVD, but the others are not available any longer. Some were lost in TV vaults and destroyed. People actually taped over many of the classic TV shows. The early years of Johnny Carson are lost for that reason. Someone taped over them. I have tried for years to get a copy of a Sally Field production of Mosel’s “All the Way Home.” It was done live. However, I have had no luck in locating it. If I find a source for the Austen flicks, I will keep you in mind. Thank you for visiting my site.
      BTW, you may want to join us on http://www.AustenAuthors.com. We discuss all things Jane Austen (books, films, etc.). There are 23 Austen authors on the site. (Beware: On Friday, April 1, we will be pulling a “joke,” so if you sign on that day, you may be surprised. It is April Fool’s Day, after all.

  2. Spiny Norman says:

    The 1967 version is amazingly hard to find. Although it’s said to be a bit “off colour”, I would still like very much to see it. Please have a look for that video tape?
    Btw. the Italian (1957) and Dutch (1961) adaptations still exist.

  3. Spiny Norman says:

    PS Although I’m not sure there was a movie in 1958, do you have any more information on that?
    What you can find (in English) is only the 1940 movie, also colourised, and the 1980 and 1995 series.
    I suppose some of the single episodes in the “(name of sponsor) theatre” series may still exist, somewhere out of reach (Patrick Macnee as Darcy!).
    But I would be incredibly grateful for anything from the 1967 adaptation. (A few minutes can be seen in a documentary about the 1995 series, but not enough to really get into it.) If you still have that tape, or if you need any help transferring it, please let me know (junefox at g mail dot com).

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