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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 »

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Delbert Mann

Writers:

Jack Pulman (screenplay), Charlotte Brontë (novel)
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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 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 ... Colonel Dent
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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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england | britain | based on novel | See All (3) »

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A great story of love, now a great motion picture. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis von Schloß Thornfield See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sinead Cusack was first announced as Jane Eyre in January 1970. See more »

Quotes

Edward Rochester: [Jane is not at all in a mood to watch and listen. She goes out. Rochester follows her] Jane! Where are you going?
Jane Eyre: To bed, sir. I'll send Sofie for Adele.
Edward Rochester: Look at me. You are depressed. What for?
Jane Eyre: Nothing, sir. Nothing. I'm not depressed.
Edward Rochester: But you are. There are tears in your eye. You see, one has slipped from the lash and fallen... Very well. I excuse you tonight.
Jane Eyre: 's sir.
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Youth's the Season
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from "The Beggar's Opera"
Arranged by Eric Rogers
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George C Scott IS Mr Rochester
13 March 2005 | by laalaa41See all my reviews

I've read the book so many times and seen every version of Jane Eyre made and for me, George C Scott played the tortured soul Mr Rochester the best. One couldn't fancy Orson Welles, William Hurt was just a sap and Timothy Dalton melodramatic. George C Scott was as rough and gruff as Mr Rochester was supposed to be. When you first read of him, Jane is quite frightened - he has a large personality, makes a lot of noise and kicks things about. Gradually we see a softer side and soon you really want the guy to be happy. The set appeared right out of my own imagination and the creepy bit made me lift my ankles from below the sofa. The score is absolutely brilliant - oh those violins really get your heart pumping'. Ian Bannen is suitably slimy as St John (sinjin). Susannha York was a bit too pretty to be Jane Eyre but she tried her best. She was flavour of the month at the time and I can't remember what other actresses were around that would have been more suited. Jane was supposed to be VERY plain, and considerably younger than Mr Rochester. Nyree Dawn Porter played Blanche beautifully an sympathetically.


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