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Jane Eyre (1934)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 15 August 1934 (USA)
A meek governess and her mysterious employer strike up a romantic relationship.

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writers:

Charlotte Brontë (novel), Adele Comandini (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginia Bruce ... Jane Eyre
Colin Clive ... Edward Rochester
Beryl Mercer ... Mrs. Fairfax
David Torrence ... Mr. Brocklehurst
Aileen Pringle ... Lady Blanche Ingram
Edith Fellows ... Adele Rochester
John Rogers John Rogers ... Sam Poole
Jean Darling ... Jane Eyre - as a Child
Lionel Belmore ... Lord Ingram
Jameson Thomas ... Charles Craig
Ethel Griffies ... Grace Poole
Claire Du Brey ... Bertha Rochester
William Burgess ... Minister (as William Burress)
Joan Standing Joan Standing ... Daisy
Richard Quine ... John Reed
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Storyline

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 Volker Boehm

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THEY STEP OUT OF THE BOOK INTO YOUR HEART! (original print ad- Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Broadway Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - Sepr. 26, 1934 - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Ethel Griffies also played Grace Poole in the 1943 version (Jane Eyre (1943)), starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. See more »

Connections

Version of Jane Eyre (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Schwanengesang (
Swan song") D.957: Ständchen (Serenade)" (uncredited)
Music by Franz Schubert and lyrics by Ludwig Rellstab
Performed by Virginia Bruce
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Pretty bad, but bearable
28 September 2009 | by joystar5879See all my reviews

I agree. This was not Bronte,and it was definitely NOT Jane Eyre. It was, however, MONOGRAM!!! Please don't blame the poor actors. The studio game them nothing to work with. Virginia Bruce was a lovely girl, and an up and coming MGM star. Colin Clive was classically trained in the British theatre and had 10 years of repertory work under his belt. You know what that means. One week you might be playing a country parson, and the next week, Shakespeare. They both had earned their acting chops. Unfortunately, the majority of Monogram's budget probably went to pay the stars, and their was little left for anything else. We're talking prehistoric sound equipment, high school dramatic writing, and summer stock wardrobe. For a 1934 film, the tech aspects were strictly 1919. I'm sure that at the end of shooting, the stars politely shook hands, grabbed their cheques and ran like Hell! I know that if Clive had made Jane Eyre at Universal, with the same quality as their Great Expectations, he would have knocked Orson Welles flat! (g) JS


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jane Eyre l'angelo dell'amore See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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