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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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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 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 »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1971 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

Jane Eyre: Why do you confide in me like this? What are you and she to me? Do you think because I am poor and plain I have no feelings? I promise you... if God had gifted me with wealth and beauty, I should make it as hard for you to leave me now, as it is for me to leave you. But He did not. Yet my spirit can address yours, as if both had passed through the grave and stood before Him equal.
Edward Rochester: Jane.
Jane Eyre: Let me go, sir.
Edward Rochester: I love you. I love you!
Jane Eyre: Please, don't make me foolish.
Edward Rochester: Foolish? I need you! What is Blanche ...
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Music by Eric Rogers
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A pleasure watching
25 May 2001 | by Thornfield2See all my reviews

I thought this little obscure adaptation was one of the better versions of the Bronte novel to ever be put on film. I would say that George C. Scott's Rochester ties with the best interpretations of the character with the likes of Mr.Orson Wells and Ciaran Hinds. The musical score (one of the earliest works of John Williams) was a haunting little melody that fit the film perfectly and I found the laughing and the "Grace Poole" parts more mysterious, even slightly more frightening. This version also has Blanche Ingram portrayed as Charlotte Bronte' had visioned, a tall brunette of a slightly older age and not rediculously imitated by a supermodel as in some other adaptations. Ms. York did a remarkable job as Jane Eyre, however, I believe the best Jane Eyre performance goes to Samantha Morton in the BBC 1997 version. However, Susanna York and George C. Scott's scenes have the most chemistry and tenderness in them. I thought this little version (even with Jane's 70's hair-do)was great and after a long search I finally found it on video. 8 out of 10.


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