Robert Stevenson
USA 1944
96 min

Robert Stevenson collaborated with Aldous Huxley and theatrical-producer John Houseman on the screenplay for this adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's gothic romance «Jane Eyre». After several harrowing years in an orphanage, where she was placed by a supercilious relative for exhibiting the forbidden trait of «willfulness», Jane Eyre secures work as a governess. Jane's employer, the brooding, tormented Edward Rochester, terrifies the prim young governess. Under Jane's gentle influence, Rochester drops his forbidding veneer, going so far as to propose marriage to her, but is still married to a gibbering lunatic whom he is forced to keep locked in his attic. The presence of Orson Welles in the cast, coupled with the dark, Germanic style of the direction and the photography, has led some impressionable cineasts to conclude that Welles was the director, but, like most Fox productions, this is a work by a committee rather than the product of one man. (Hal Erickson)

  • Agnes Moorehead - Sara Warren
  • Joan Fontaine - Eve Graham
  • Elizabeth Taylor - Priscilla
  • Sara Allgood
  • Margaret O'Brien
  • Edward Rochester
  • Peggy Ann Garner
  • John Sutton
  • Henry Daniell
  • Robert Stevenson
  • John Houseman
  • Aldous Huxley
  • Henry Koster nach dem gleichnamigen Roman von Charlotte Brontë
  • George Barnes
  • Roger Heman
  • W. D. Flick
  • Walter Thompson
  • Bernhard Herrmann
  • James Basevi
  • Thomas Little
  • William L. Pereira
  • Wiard Ihnen
  • René Hubert
20th Century Fox
Hollywood Classics Linton House, 39/51 Highgate Road London NW5 1RS, Großbritannien T 207 424 7280
35 mm
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