Jane Eyre 1944

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Jane Eyre ★★★ 1944

Excellent adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte novel about the plain governess with the noble heart and her love for the mysterious and tragic Mr. Rochester. Fontaine has the proper backbone and yearning in the title role but to accommodate Welles' emerging popularity the role of Rochester was enlarged. Excellent bleak romantic-Gothic look. Taylor, in her third film role, is seen briefly in the early orphanage scenes. 97m/ B VHS, DVD . Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles, Mar garet O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner, John Sutton, Sara Allgood, Henry Daniell, Agnes Moorehead, Aubrey Mather, Edith Barrett, Barbara Everest, Hillary Brooke, Elizabeth Taylor; D: Robert Steven son; W: John Houseman, Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson; C: George Barnes; M: Bernard Herrmann.