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

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Drama

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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:

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

James Mason had long dreamed of setting up a Jane Eyre movie through his production company at Fox. He had considered Joanne Woodward as Jane in the 50's, and had even announced Susannah York as his Jane in 1964, but the announcement of this TV film ended any plans he had to get his version off the ground. See more »

Quotes

Edward Rochester: [Jane goes towards the door] Jane, wait!
[Jane stops immediately and turns, with tears shining in her eyes]
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Youth's the Season
(uncredited)
from "The Beggar's Opera"
Arranged by Eric Rogers
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about as good a version of Jane Eyre as you'll find
19 June 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

First, I doubt if I can give ANY version of Jane Eyre a 10, as every version I have seen so far puts too much emphasis on the part of the book involving Rochester and Jane (which is important) and not enough on her proposal of marriage from the vicar (which is VERY important to Ms. Bronte's theme)--this juxtaposition of plots is essential. It is mentioned in passing in several of the movies but never is allowed to have the prominence that it had in the book.

Now, despite this, I would say that this is my favorite version of Jane Eyre, though the Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine version of the 1940s is close to being as good.

George C. Scott is a great Rochester--very gruff, brooding and unattractive--as well as an incredibly fine actor. Susannah York is a stronger and spunkier Jane than Joan Fontaine's and I prefer the spunkier one. The only area where the 1940s version seemed better was in the back story at the horrible school where Jane was raised.


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