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Jane Eyre (1934)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 15 August 1934 (USA)
A meek governess and her mysterious employer strike up a romantic relationship.

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Christy Cabanne

Writers:

Charlotte Brontë (novel), Adele Comandini (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginia Bruce ... Jane Eyre
Colin Clive ... Edward Rochester
Beryl Mercer ... Mrs. Fairfax
David Torrence ... Mr. Brocklehurst
Aileen Pringle ... Lady Blanche Ingram
Edith Fellows ... Adele Rochester
John Rogers John Rogers ... Sam Poole
Jean Darling ... Jane Eyre - as a Child
Lionel Belmore ... Lord Ingram
Jameson Thomas ... Charles Craig
Ethel Griffies ... Grace Poole
Claire Du Brey ... Bertha Rochester
William Burress William Burress ... Minister
Joan Standing Joan Standing ... Daisy
Richard Quine ... John Reed
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Storyline

Jane Eyre is an orphan who was raised by her aunt until she came to Thornfield Hall as governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. But Jane is attracted by the intelligent and energetic Sir Rochester, a man of almost twice her age. But just when Sir Rochester seems to pay attention to her, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram to stay at his house. Written by Volker Boehm

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A soul-revelation of a girl born to love. . a symphony of emotions that has thrilled the world for a century! (Print Ad- San Jose News, ((San Jose, Calif.)) 31 July 1934)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jane Eyre l'angelo dell'amore See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ethel Griffies also played Grace Poole in the 1943 version (Jane Eyre (1943)), starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. See more »

Connections

Version of Sangdil (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Schwanengesang (
Swan song") D.957: Ständchen (Serenade)" (uncredited)
Music by Franz Schubert and lyrics by Ludwig Rellstab
Performed by Virginia Bruce
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Jane....stand up straight for goodness sake!
17 May 2007 | by niborskayaSee all my reviews

I give this "version" of Jane Eyre 5 stars because I think every Eyre-lover should see it, for a laugh and a lark. The story has absolutely nothing to do with the book, and it doesn't stand alone as an individual piece either. It's just wretched and sloppy. And I don't blame the production values for that.

Virginia Bruce looks like she really doesn't want to be there, and she can't lose that depression-era slouch...She saunters around Thornfield, flops her away down the road, and just looks dour and unpleasant. Her loosey-goosey posture was really distracting.

Poor old Bertha locked upstairs, clearly off she's off her rocker, but she didn't seem demented enough to be hid away.

The only really good thing about this picture was when Jane tells Brocklhurst off for interrupting her class at Lowood. I half expected her to start slashing away at him with the pointer. Given that the rest of the script had nothing to do with the book, it would have been a nice touch. I mean, why not? Everyone wants Brocklehurst to get his come-uppence. And this Jane is just the girl to do it!

See this one, then see Cusack/Jayston, then see Welles/Fontaine, then see Stephens/Wilson. In that order, for me, the most recent is the most satisfying...except for a few missed marks.


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