ⓘ Jane Eyre (1970 film)


ⓘ Jane Eyre (1970 film)

Jane Eyre is a 1970 British television film directed by Delbert Mann, starring George C. Scott and Susannah York. It is based on the 1847 novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. The film had its theatrical debut in the United Kingdom in 1970 and was released on television in the United States in 1971.


1. Plot

Jane Eyre is an orphan, who is raised by her abusive Aunt and cousins until she is sent to the cruel school institution of Lowood School. On leaving, she takes a position as governess to a girl named Adele at Thornfield Hall. Fully aware of her low rank and plain countenance, she makes the best of her situation. But Thornfield holds many secrets and despite mysterious occurrences that Jane cannot comprehend, she and Edward Rochester, owner of Thornfield and Adeles guardian, fall in love. Suddenly, when Jane is about to win the happiness she deserves, a dark secret comes to light which needs all her courage, love and maturity.


2. Cast

  • Clive Morton as Mr. Eshton
  • Nyree Dawn Porter as Blanche Ingram
  • Susannah York as Jane Eyre
  • Peter Copley as John
  • Stella Tanner as Grace Poole
  • Jack Hawkins as Mr. Brocklehurst
  • Michele Dotrice as Mary Rivers
  • Rachel Kempson as Mrs. Fairfax
  • Jeremy Child as Harry Lynn
  • Kenneth Griffith as Mason
  • Sara Gibson as Jane Eyre as a child
  • Ian Bannen as St. John Rivers
  • George C. Scott as Edward Rochester
  • Angharad Rees as Louise
  • Jean Marsh as Mrs. Rochester
  • Rosalyn Landor as Helen Burns

3. Chinese release

In the 1980s, the movie was dubbed into Mandarin and widely released in China. The two leading voice actor and actress are 邱岳峰 and 李梓. The dubbed version became dominant form by which the classic was known to the Chinese, with the dubbed monologues of the film becoming more widely recited than the original English. The dubbed version was also released on audio cassette tape, and the cassette version was more popular than the dubbed film.