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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:

Franklin J. Schaffner (as Franklin Schaffner)

Writers:

Charlotte Brontë (novel), Sumner Locke Elliott (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Episode credited cast:
Mary Sinclair Mary Sinclair ... Jane Eyre
Charlton Heston ... Edward Rochester
Viola Roache ... Blanche Ingram
Ethel Remey Ethel Remey ... Mrs. Fairfax (as Ethel Everett)
Joan Wetmore ... Grace Poole
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Paul Branson Paul Branson ... Announcer (voice)
Betty Furness ... Self - Commercial Spokeswoman
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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.

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Introduction from "Le Coq d' Or"
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Pretty much what you would expect
20 March 2020 | by MissSimonettaSee all my reviews

This hour-long TV production of JANE EYRE pretty much strips the story of everything that makes it interesting-- Jane's moral development, the feminist themes, the religious angle-- and turns it into a rushed soap opera. There are a few interesting cinematic touches here and there: Rochester's first scene only showing his hands fingering a phallic cane while Jane stands before him, or Bertha Mason's crazed eyes revealed in the upper story window. Charlton Heston also makes a better Rochester than you might expect: his arrogance and rough manner make him suited to the part. He comes off better than the actress playing Jane, who makes the woman far more passive and cheerful than the original book's quiet rebel. You'll know if you want to see this (you'll probably be a diehard JANE EYRE fan, someone with an interest in early television, or a fan of Charlton Heston); otherwise, I can't really recommend it to a general viewership.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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