An all-star cast - including Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Agnes Moorehead and Elizabeth Taylor - breathes magnificent life into this captivating 1944 film version of Charlotte Bronte's gothic romance novel. Adapted for the screen by Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson and John Houseman, and directed by Stevenson, this stirring film is the definitive version of the engrossing classic! After spending her childhood in an orphanage, young Jane Eyre (Fontaine) becomes governess to the ward of an imposing older man named Edward Rochester (Welles). Ultimately, Jane's gentle influence forces Rochester to drop his foreboding veneer, and he proposes to her. But the discovery that Rochester is already married, and further, that his volatile wife is locked in the attic, prompts Jane to leave as a series of tragic events unfold in this riveting classic that also features Margaret O'Brien.

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Jane Eyre (1943)

Unrated

Romance/Drama · 1h 37m · 12/24/1943

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An all-star cast - including Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Agnes Moorehead and Elizabeth Taylor - breathes magnificent life into this captivating 1944 film version of Charlotte Bronte's gothic romance novel. Adapted for the screen by Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson and John Houseman, and directed by Stevenson, this stirring film is the definitive version of the engrossing classic! After spending her childhood in an orphanage, young Jane Eyre (Fontaine) becomes governess to the ward of an imposing older man named Edward Rochester (Welles). Ultimately, Jane's gentle influence forces Rochester to drop his foreboding veneer, and he proposes to her. But the discovery that Rochester is already married, and further, that his volatile wife is locked in the attic, prompts Jane to leave as a series of tragic events unfold in this riveting classic that also features Margaret O'Brien.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Twentieth Century Fox

Budget

$1,705,000
Cast
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Orson Welles

Edward Rochester
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Joan Fontaine

Jane Eyre
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Margaret O'Brien

Adele Varens
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Peggy Ann Garner

Jane Eyre as a Child
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John Sutton

Dr. Rivers
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Sara Allgood

Bessie
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Henry Daniell

Henry Brocklehurst
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Agnes Moorehead

Mrs. Reed
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Aubrey Mather

Colonel Dent
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Edith Barrett

Mrs. Fairfax
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Barbara Everest

Lady Ingraham
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Hillary Brooke

Blanche Ingraham
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John Abbott

Mason (uncredited)
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Harry Allen

Guard (uncredited)
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Billy Bevan

Bookie (uncredited)
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Ted Billings

Townsman (uncredited)
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Ruth Brady

Woman at Party (uncredited)
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Colin Campbell

Proprietor (uncredited)
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David Clyde

Guard on Coach from Lowood (uncredited)
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Charles Coleman

Guard on Coach to Lowood (uncredited)
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Alec Craig

Footman (uncredited)
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Alan Edmiston

Dealer (uncredited)
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Jean Fenwick

Guest (uncredited)
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Mary Forbes

Mrs. Eshton (uncredited)
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Arthur Gould-Porter

Young Man (uncredited)
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Ethel Griffies

Grace Poole (uncredited)
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Ronald Harris

John Reed (uncredited)
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Brandon Hurst

Lowood School Trustee (uncredited)
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Charles Irwin

Auctioneer (uncredited)
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Adele Jergens

Woman at Party (uncredited)
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George Kirby

Old Gentleman (uncredited)
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Bud Lawler

Guest (uncredited)
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Gwendolyn Logan

Dowager (uncredited)
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Thomas Louden

Sir George Lynn (uncredited)
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Moyna MacGill

Dowager (uncredited)
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Barry Macollum

Trustee (uncredited)
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Eily Malyon

Mrs. Skatcher (uncredited)
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Mae Marsh

Leah (uncredited)
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Nelson McDowell

Lowood School Trustee (uncredited)
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Mary Menzies

Girl in orphanage scene at dinner table (uncredited)
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John Meredith

Guest (uncredited)
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Roseanne Murray

Guest (uncredited)
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Tempe Pigott

Fortune Teller (uncredited)
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Nancy June Robinson

Girl (uncredited)
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Marion Rosamond

Guest (uncredited)
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Erskine Sanford

Mr. Briggs (uncredited)
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Billie Seward

Woman at Party (uncredited)
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Yorke Sherwood

Beadle (uncredited)
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Ivan F. Simpson

Mr. Woods - the Minister (uncredited)
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Gerald Oliver Smith

Footman at Gateshead (uncredited)
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Betta St. John

Girl (uncredited)
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Elizabeth Taylor

Helen Burns (uncredited)
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Leslie Vincent

Guest (uncredited)
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Dan Wallace

Guest (uncredited)
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Frederick Worlock

Sam--Waiter at Inn (uncredited)
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Eustace Wyatt

Dr. Carter (uncredited)
Crew
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Robert Stevenson

Director
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Charlotte Brontë

Writer
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Aldous Huxley

Writer
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Robert Stevenson

Writer
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John Houseman

Writer
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Ketti Frings

Writer
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Henry Koster

Writer
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William Goetz

Producer
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George Barnes

Cinematograpy
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Walter Thompson

Editor
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Bernard Herrmann

Music
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W.D. Flick

Sound
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Roger Heman Sr.

Sound
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William L. Pereira

Art
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James Basevi

Art
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Wiard Ihnen

Art
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Jane Eyre

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

11/12/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

Jane Eyre

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

4/24/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Jane Eyre

(DVD, Slip Case)

7/24/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Jane Eyre

(DVD)

2/10/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Jane Eyre (1944/ MGM/UA/ CliffNotes Version)

(DVD)

7/24/2007

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