7.5/10
430
35 user

Jane Eyre 

Trailer
1:06 | Trailer
After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1973  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Jane Eyre (1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A young governess falls in love with her mysterious employer, but a terrible secret puts their happiness at risk.

Stars: Zelah Clarke, Timothy Dalton, Carol Gillies
Jane Eyre (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young
Stars: Deborah Findlay, Laura Harling, Joanna Scanlan
Jane Eyre (TV Movie 1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to Lowood school, and eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele. While she is there, many strange things happen and eventually she... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: George C. Scott, Susannah York, Ian Bannen
Jane Eyre (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jane Eyre (Anna Paquin and Charlotte Gainsbourg) is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Fiona Shaw), and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Stars: William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anna Paquin
Jane Eyre (1943)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre (Joan Fontaine) is hired by Edward Rochester (Orson Welles), the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien
Sense and Sensibility (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.

Stars: Irene Richard, Tracey Childs, Annie Leon
Emma (TV Mini-Series 1972)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

While matchmaking for friends and neighbours, a young 19th Century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.

Stars: Doran Godwin, John Carson, Donald Eccles
Persuasion (TV Mini-Series 1971)
History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Firbank, Bryan Marshall, Marian Spencer
Jane Eyre (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne
Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

Stars: Elizabeth Garvie, David Rintoul, Moray Watson
David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick
Persuasion (TV Movie 2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Shergold
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Anthony Head
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Sorcha Cusack ...  Jane Eyre 5 episodes, 1973
Michael Jayston ...  Edward Rochester 5 episodes, 1973
Hazel Clyne Hazel Clyne ...  Leah 4 episodes, 1973
Megs Jenkins ...  Mrs. Fairfax 4 episodes, 1973
Isabelle Rosin Isabelle Rosin ...  Adèle 4 episodes, 1973
Ronald Mayer Ronald Mayer ...  John 4 episodes, 1973
Zara Nutley ...  Grace Poole 4 episodes, 1973
Jean Harvey Jean Harvey ...  Mrs. Reed 3 episodes, 1973
Anna Korwin Anna Korwin ...  Sophie 3 episodes, 1973
Edward de Souza ...  Richard Mason 2 episodes, 1973
Edit

Storyline

After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jane Eyre See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(5 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Edward de Souza, who played Mason in this adaptation would go on to play the same part in the 1996 Franco Zeffirelli movie that also featured William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsburg and Anna Pacquin. See more »

Quotes

Jane Eyre: [voiceover] I married him. I hold myself supremely blest because I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine. Mr. Rochester continued blind the first two years of our union, but gradually the obscurity clouding his left eye cleared. The sky is no longer a blank to him, the earth no longer a void. God has tempered judgment with mercy.
See more »

Connections

Version of Theatre Parade: Jane Eyre (1937) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Very fine
8 May 2012 | by psychoameiseSee all my reviews

This is a very good adaptation of Charlotte Brontes timeless classic. Even though it doesn't really work as a movie, because the dialog in the book is reproduced more or less verbatim, which is great to read but different when you watch. However, it doesn't really have any movie pretensions, so I will not judge it as a movie.

This is a very fine production and I like it very much. The dialog is kept very clean (by which I mean not mutilated or modernized) and all of the humour that Rochester and Jane share is kept in, which is something that most other adaptations tend to lose somehow. The production values aren't great, but I did not mind that too much. However, the difference in picture quality between indoor and outdoor scenes is noticeable. A couple of things however are not so good. Jane narrates the story throughout, which I usually think is very helpful for people who are unfamiliar with the book. However, Janes running commentary during scenes where she speaks is distracting at times and not really helpful at all. It's not necessary to narrate "I smiled" while you can see her smiling on screen. Also, I found it quite weird that – since Jane is supposed to be tiny – Michael Jayston who plays Rochester is just an inch or so taller than Sorcha Cusack who plays Jane… I just could not get used to that, it bothered me every time they had a scene together. Also the makeup department went rather heavy on the eyeliner. With Ms Cusack it doesn't matter so much, but on Michael Jayston it just looks ridiculous.

Michael Jayston is a brilliant Rochester. The age is right and he can work wonders with his face to express emotions. I also like Sorcha Cusack, she is suitably plain, though the acting she does is limited (however, that might be due to the running commentary). Some reviewers have commented that the actors lack chemistry and I can see what they mean. It's very subtle but I thought there was some, just enough to support the story nicely. Another thing that was wrong though was St. John Rivers. He is supposed to be 30 in the book, however the actor looks at least 45… but he is brilliantly pious and unlikeable, just as he should be. Everything else however is just right and very true to the novel which I always approve of. All in all, I enjoyed this version very much and will watch it again but I will give slight deductions for the distracting commentary and the eyeliner


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 35 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed