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Jane Eyre (1970)

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... See full summary »

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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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A great story of love, now a great motion picture.

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Part of the Public Domain. For that reason, a number of low quality DVD editions have been released on the market throughout the years. Furthermore, most transfered copies offer a cut-down 99 minute version. See more »

Quotes

Edward Rochester: [Mr. Rochester is looking at the fire for two minutes and Jane is looking at him for the same length of time. Then, turning suddenly, he catches her eyes fixed on his face] You examine me, Miss Eyre. Find me handsome?
Jane Eyre: No, sir.
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Version of Jane Eyre (1943) See more »

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Youth's the Season
(uncredited)
from "The Beggar's Opera"
Arranged by Eric Rogers
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Best Adaptation
22 May 2004 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

No wonder I think this is the best adaptation of Jane Eyre - I didn't realize that Delbert Mann directed it until I read it on this website. I loved this film - if memory serves me it was a made for t.v. movie. George C. Scott and Susannah York were perfectly cast. I also remember a very touching and well acted death scene between young Jane Eyre portrayed by Sara Gibson and Helen Burns portrayed by Rosalyn Landor. Jean Marsh was also good as Mrs. Rochester. The music was hauntingly beautiful. I am fortunate that I taped it when it reran on a cable movie channel several years ago. If you like the story and have the opportunity by all means watch this great version of a classic novel.


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