Scene from the 1940 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
This incredibly humorous version of Pride and Prejudice was directed by Robert Z. Leonard with the screenplay written by Aldous Huxley and Jane Murfin. The main characters of the book, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett, were perfectly performed by Sir Lawrence Olivier and Greer Garson.
Although this version has a lighter touch and does not follow the book closely, it has great heart!
Here's a 1940s trailer for this version of Pride and Prejudice: YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeTEgwojedo