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Jane Eyre is an orphan who was raised by her aunt until she came to Thornfield Hall as governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. But Jane is attracted by the intelligent and energetic Sir Rochester, a man of almost twice her age. But just when Sir Rochester seems to pay attention to her, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram to stay at his house. Written by
If you want accuracy or something better, you can check out the later versions of Jane Eyre. Anyway, this film was done in 1934 and it's an early talking version of the story. Please remember that most films until 1929 were silent and this film was only done five years later with the new sound of the time. I don't fault the studio for only delivering a short film version of the Bronte classic novel, Jane Eyre. Virginia Bruce is fine as the title character. Recently deceased Edith Fellows played Adele Rochester. Colin Clive was fine as Edward Rochester. The rest of the cast and the crew made films faster and more in quantity than they do nowadays. In fact, the studios worked their cast and crews making five or six films a year in those days. Times have changed the course of film-making. With the advent of sound to occur only 5 years before, this Jane Eyre version is faithful to the story even though the film is only about an hour log. Sometimes short is sweet! But films of that era were often about an hour long as well.
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