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Jane Eyre (1934)

Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | 15 August 1934 (USA)
A meek governess and her mysterious employer strike up a romantic relationship.

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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 Burress William Burress ... Minister
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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Version of Jane Eyre (1973) 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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19 April 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

This version of the classic story should move like the wind at 62 minutes, instead its slow and talky and not very good. I'm not certain how much is the result of too much time having passed since this film was made, 70 odd years ago and counting, but this is a movie to a avoid simply because time has not been kind to it. The film feels more like a filmed stage play than a movie as there is never any sense place beyond what we would see if it were on a stage. The performances are okay but there are times one wonders if they were aware of that film acting for sound had advanced from the overdone to a more naturalistic style. I don't think it would be fair to comment on the additions and subtractions from the book, especially in light of the fact that they use chapter headings from the book to advance the plot that gallop from one to ten and onward. Not something to watch unless you love the story or hate yourself enough to watch a film thats almost too painful to get through.


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