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Director:
Writers:
Charlotte Brontë (by)
Aldous Huxley (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
7 April 1944 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Love Story Every Woman Would Die a Thousand Deaths to Live!
Plot:
After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Orson Welles ... Edward Rochester

Joan Fontaine ... Jane Eyre

Margaret O'Brien ... Adele Varens

Peggy Ann Garner ... Jane Eyre as a Child

John Sutton ... Dr. Rivers

Sara Allgood ... Bessie

Henry Daniell ... Henry Brocklehurst

Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Reed
Aubrey Mather ... Colonel Dent
Edith Barrett ... Mrs. Fairfax
Barbara Everest ... Lady Ingraham

Hillary Brooke ... Blanche Ingraham
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Abbott ... Mason (uncredited)
Harry Allen ... Guard (uncredited)

Billy Bevan ... Bookie (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ruth Brady ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Colin Campbell ... Proprietor (uncredited)
David Clyde ... Guard on Coach from Lowood (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Guard on Coach to Lowood (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Footman (uncredited)
Alan Edmiston ... Dealer (uncredited)

Jean Fenwick ... Guest (uncredited)
Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Eshton (uncredited)
Arthur Gould-Porter ... Young Man (uncredited)

Ethel Griffies ... Grace Poole (uncredited)
Ronald Harris ... John Reed (uncredited)
Brandon Hurst ... Lowood School Trustee (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Auctioneer (uncredited)

Adele Jergens ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
George Kirby ... Old Gentleman (uncredited)
Bud Lawler ... Guest (uncredited)
Gwendolyn Logan ... Dowager (uncredited)
Thomas Louden ... Sir George Lynn (uncredited)

Moyna MacGill ... Dowager (uncredited)
Barry Macollum ... Trustee (uncredited)
Eily Malyon ... Mrs. Skatcher (uncredited)

Mae Marsh ... Leah (uncredited)

Nelson McDowell ... Lowood School Trustee (uncredited)
John Meredith ... Guest (uncredited)
Roseanne Murray ... Guest (uncredited)
Tempe Pigott ... Fortune Teller (uncredited)
Nancy June Robinson ... Girl (uncredited)
Marion Rosamond ... Guest (uncredited)
Erskine Sanford ... Mr. Briggs (uncredited)
Billie Seward ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Yorke Sherwood ... Beadle (uncredited)
Ivan F. Simpson ... Mr. Woods - the Minister (uncredited)
Gerald Oliver Smith ... Footman at Gateshead (uncredited)
Betta St. John ... Girl (uncredited)

Elizabeth Taylor ... Helen Burns (uncredited)
Leslie Vincent ... Guest (uncredited)
Dan Wallace ... Guest (uncredited)
Frederick Worlock ... Waiter (uncredited)
Eustace Wyatt ... Dr. Carter (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Stevenson 
 
Writing credits
Charlotte Brontë (by)

Aldous Huxley (screen play) &
Robert Stevenson (screen play) and
John Houseman (screen play)

Ketti Frings  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)
Henry Koster  uncredited

Produced by
William Goetz .... producer (uncredited)
Kenneth Macgowan .... producer (uncredited)
Orson Welles .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
 
Cinematography by
George Barnes (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Walter Thompson (film editor)
 
Production Design by
William L. Pereira (production designed by) (as William Pereira)
 
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Wiard Ihnen  (as Wiard B. Ihnen)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
René Hubert (costumes) (as Rene Hubert)
 
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
Maurice Seiderman .... makeup artist: Orson Welles (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William Goetz .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Jacobson .... assistant director (uncredited)
William L. Pereira .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ross Dowd .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernard Herrmann .... conductor (uncredited)
Bernard Herrmann .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Barbara Keon .... scenario assistant
 
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Runtime:
97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G (cable rating) | Australia:PG (video rating) | Finland:S | Germany:6 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #9213)

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Trivia:
Director Robert Stevenson's wife, Anna Lee, was an early choice for the role played by Hillary Brooke.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the girls are lined up at the Lowood school for their medical inspections, each says "Ahhhh" with their mouth open as the doctor passes. But the doctor never even looks in their mouths and their heads aren't tilted so he can. The doctor who is a "good" character is just going through the motions, or doesn't understand the basics.See more »
Quotes:
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Jane Eyre:[narrating] My name is Jane Eyre... I was born in 1820, a harsh time of change in England. Money and position seemed all that mattered. Charity was a cold and disagreeable word. Religion too often wore a mask of bigotry and cruelty. There was no proper place for the poor or the unfortunate. I had no father or mother, brother or sister. As a child I lived with my aunt, Mrs. Reed of Gateshead Hall. I do not remember that she ever spoke one kind word to me.
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23 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Fine Cast in a Pretty Good Adaptation, 31 July 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

This version of the classic novel is most distinguished by its fine cast. The adaptation itself is pretty good, although the first part (Jane's childhood) comes across better than the main part of the film. The original novel is a complex story and character study, and it would be quite a job to squeeze everything into a film of under two hours - all things considered, this version does a pretty good job despite eliminating some significant parts of the book.

There are a lot of fine actors in the cast, and Orson Welles is ideal for the role of Rochester. Joan Fontaine is good too as (the adult) Jane, although the character in this version is somewhat less interesting than in the novel, so she has less to work with than Welles does. There are some fine performances in the early part of the movie, and some excellent casting, including Agnes Moorehead as Jane's mean-spirited aunt, the icy Henry Daniell as Brocklehurst, and a young Elizabeth Taylor as Jane's school friend Helen. That part of the film works perfectly.

Although the last part is not quite as effective, overall the movie still offers several good reasons to watch it. You get to see a fine cast in action, and if the film is not the masterpiece that the novel was, it's a good picture and certainly worth seeing.

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