Jane Eyre Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3587

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 26

Theatrical Release Date: 04/07/1944

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Robert Stevenson

Actors: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Agnes Moorehead, Sara Allgood, Aubrey Mather

Plot: Based on the classic novel, the plain, poor Jane Eyre comes to work as the governess for Thornhill Hall and finds herself falling for the debonaire Mr. Rochester. Yet the arrival of the wealthy Blanche Ingram means her love may be short-lived - especially as the secrets of Thornhill Hall come to light. -- Chris Kavan

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1.5/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 07/13/2012

The usual mixture of bonnets and frockcoats, handwringing and staring tearfully in the middle distance you'd expect from an Bronte adaptation. Orson Welles intensity devours the camera, but this kind of stilted melodrama not only leaves me cold, but seems faintly absurd.

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