At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but by the time she reaches 18, and in the absence of her uncle who leaves on a business trip for an extended period, she begins to enjoy herself. When Henry Crawford and his sister Mary become neighbors to the Bertrams, opportunities abound. Edmond Bertram falls in love with Mary but she wants to marry a man with money, not someone destined to life as a clergyman. Meanwhile, Fanny's love for her cousin Edmond prevents her from accepting Mr. Crawford's proposal of marriage.
Did You Know?
The white muslin dress with yellow overdress Michelle Ryan
wears during the scene in which Sir Thomas asks Maria if she wants to marry Mr. Rushworth is the same gown Kate Winslet
wears as Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility
(1995) during the picnic scene, and a farmhouse servant wears in Eroica
(2003). See more
Is it possible to be so happy?
Yes. Let's make it our business, Mrs. Bertram, to happy ever after.
was only listed in the opening credits and was not included in the cast/character list in the closing credits. See more
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