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Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to Lowood school, and eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele. While she is there, many strange things happen and eventually she and Edward Rochester, owner of Thornfeild and Adele's guardian, fall in love. Suddenly, when Jane is about to win the happiness she deserves, a dark secret comes to light, and it will take all of her courage, love and understanding to triumph. Written by Julianna Peterson

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The version of this film shown in cinemas in Europe in 1971 was slightly longer than the version shown at the same time on American television - the brief scene with Constance Cummings as Mrs. Reid was omitted in the US. See more »

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Edward Rochester: Jane-, Jane-, Jane-, Jane-, Jane! Jane! Jane! Jane! Jane Eyre-! Jane Eyre-!...
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Youth's the Season
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about as good a version of Jane Eyre as you'll find
19 June 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

First, I doubt if I can give ANY version of Jane Eyre a 10, as every version I have seen so far puts too much emphasis on the part of the book involving Rochester and Jane (which is important) and not enough on her proposal of marriage from the vicar (which is VERY important to Ms. Bronte's theme)--this juxtaposition of plots is essential. It is mentioned in passing in several of the movies but never is allowed to have the prominence that it had in the book.

Now, despite this, I would say that this is my favorite version of Jane Eyre, though the Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine version of the 1940s is close to being as good.

George C. Scott is a great Rochester--very gruff, brooding and unattractive--as well as an incredibly fine actor. Susannah York is a stronger and spunkier Jane than Joan Fontaine's and I prefer the spunkier one. The only area where the 1940s version seemed better was in the back story at the horrible school where Jane was raised.


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