Jane Eyre (1934 film)

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Jane Eyre
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Christy Cabanne
Written by Adele Comandini
Based on Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë
Produced byBen Verschleiser
Starring Virginia Bruce
Colin Clive
CinematographyRobert Planck
Edited by Carl Pierson
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff (uncredited)
Abe Meyer (uncredited)
Production
company
Monogram Pictures
Distributed by Monogram Pictures
Release date
  • August 15, 1934 (1934-08-15)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Jane Eyre is a 1934 American romantic drama film directed by Christy Cabanne, starring Virginia Bruce and Colin Clive. It is based on the 1847 novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, and is the first adaptation to use sound.

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Plot

A Victorian orphan secures a position as governess at Thornfield Hall. She falls in love with her employer.

Cast

Production

Production began 17 May 1934 at General Service Studios.

Critical reception

Critic Leonard Maltin gave the film 2 stars (out of four), describing it as a "[t]hin version of the oft-filmed Bronte novel, produced by Monogram, of all studios[...] Still, it's not uninteresting as a curio." [1]

Soundtrack

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