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Jane Eyre (1970)

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)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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George C. Scott and Susannah York star in "Jane Eyre", Charlotte Bronte's immortal love story. Voted Best Made for TV, Best Actor and Best Actress in a poll of 1000 TV editors. A motion picture filmed in England for the BELL SYSTEM FAMILY THEATER See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1970 (UK) 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

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: No husband yet? That's bad, Jane. You're not pretty, you know, you can't be choosey.
Jane Eyre: No, sir.
Edward Rochester: Still, I'm surprised you've not been asked.
Jane Eyre: I didn't say I had not been asked, sir.
Edward Rochester: I see. That's good, Jane, you should be married.
Jane Eyre: Yes, sir, I think so. And so should you. You can't be choosey, sir, any more than I.
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George C. Scott Makes this Movie Worth Watching
9 February 2007 | by barfaam3See all my reviews

This movie's greatest strength is George C. Scott as Rochester. He is stern, abrupt, powerful, and playful - his character is fascinating and we can see why Jane becomes fascinated by him. Physically, too, he embodies the Rochester of the novel - large and athletic, not exactly handsome, but not exactly ugly, either. His performance makes this movie worth seeing.

The rest of the cast is competent, with special mention of the actress who plays Blanche Ingram. She plays that character with an important degree of authority to remind us of Jane's vulnerability.

I believe that anyone studying either the novel or the adaptations of Jane Eyre would benefit from watching this version.


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