6.4/10
900
32 user 5 critic

Jane Eyre (1970)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 24 March 1971
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 »

Director:

Delbert Mann

Writers:

Jack Pulman (screenplay), Charlotte Brontë (novel)
Reviews
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George C. Scott ... Edward Rochester
Susannah York ... Jane Eyre
Ian Bannen ... St. John Rivers
Jack Hawkins ... Mr. Brocklehurst
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Blanche Ingram
Rachel Kempson ... Mrs. Fairfax
Kenneth Griffith ... Mason
Peter Copley ... John
Clive Morton ... Mr. Eshton
Fanny Rowe Fanny Rowe ... Mrs. Eshton
Susan Lawe Susan Lawe ... Amy
Angharad Rees ... Louise
Carl Bernard Carl Bernard ... Lord Ingram
Nan Munro Nan Munro ... Lady Ingram
Hugh Latimer Hugh Latimer ... Col. Dent
Learn more

More Like This 

Jane Eyre (1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A young governess falls in love with her mysterious employer, but a terrible secret puts their happiness at risk.

Stars: Zelah Clarke, Timothy Dalton, Carol Gillies
Jane Eyre (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After placing an ad for employment as a governess, Jane Eyre (Samantha Morton) journeys to Thornfield Hall to inquire about a possible position. She is hired by the housekeeper, Mrs. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young
Stars: Deborah Findlay, Laura Harling, Joanna Scanlan
Jane Eyre (1943)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien
Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series 1973)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Stars: Sorcha Cusack, Michael Jayston, Hazel Clyne
Jane Eyre (1934)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A meek governess and her mysterious employer strike up a romantic relationship.

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Virginia Bruce, Colin Clive, Beryl Mercer
Jane Eyre (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jane Eyre (Anna Paquin and Charlotte Gainsbourg) is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Fiona Shaw), and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Stars: William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anna Paquin
Jane Eyre (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne
Jane Eyre (1921)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Hugo Ballin
Stars: Norman Trevor, Mabel Ballin, Crauford Kent
Jane Eyre (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell
Jane Eyre (1968)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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.

Director: Yiorgos Lois
Stars: Hristina Sylva, Manos Katrakis, Ilektra Papathanasiou
Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

Stars: Elizabeth Garvie, David Rintoul, Moray Watson
Jane Eyre (2019)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Zhang Tianyu
Stars: Haibo Chang, Zhao Feiyan, Gavin Gao
Edit

Storyline

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 Thornfield 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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Charlotte Bronte's immortal novel...as fresh and moving today as when it was written! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie was expertly dubbed into Mandarin and widely released in China in the 1980s with huge success. Until today it has been considered as the best dubbed movie ever in China and has been loved and remembered by tens of millions of audiences across the country. The dubbed version was also release on audio cassette tape. See more »

Quotes

Edward Rochester: [Jane stops immediately, then returns to Rochester, knees down, looking into his eyes with love] Wait a while. Wait just a while...
See more »

Connections

Version of Jane Eyre (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Youth's the Season
(uncredited)
from "The Beggar's Opera"
Arranged by Eric Rogers
See more »

User Reviews

See it for George C.Scott's brilliant Rochester
21 November 2001 | by orsonwelles-1941See all my reviews

Overall,this is an inferior adaptation of the Bronte classic in comparison to the 1944 Orson Welles version. The acting by the supporting cast,especially Jack Hawkins as Mr.Brocklehurst, is campy to the point of near-parody. The cinematography is entirely too bright for this type of film,the gaudy oranges and reds made even tackier by the copious amounts of speckles and scratches that give the print a sometimes aggravating institutional-film quality.Thornfield Hall is supposed to be hiding a very malevolent aspect of Rochester's past and the wise filmmaker needs to mask the castle in gloom and shadow with only a few candles here and there so the cast doesn't trip over themselves. Instead Paul Beeson turns the place into a showplace for expensive furnishings and draperies with enough chandeliers to turn the place into an elitist sports arena. Thank God for George C.Scott! Fans of his Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1984 version of "A Christmas Carol" will be fascinated with his deep insight into the Rochester character and the unpretentious earthiness he brings to a role that due to its many blustering and eloquent speeches is often misinterpreted by many of the best actors. His best scene by far is not with Eyre but his candid conversation with his mad first wife which gives us a close-up look at a side of the character not usually explored in film versions of this story. So while the Orson Welles version undoubtedly stands as the definitve interpretation, this version despite its flaws is very much worth your time because of Scott's brilliant performance


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jane Eyre See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed