Jane Eyre is an American film adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name, released by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by the uncredited Kenneth Macgowan and Orson Welles; Welles also stars in the film as Mr. Rochester, with Joan Fontaine playing the title character.
Orphaned, unloved, and unwanted ten-year-old Jane Eyre (Peggy Ann Garner) lives with her cruel, selfish, uncaring maternal aunt via marriage, Mrs. Reed (Agnes Moorehead) of Gateshead Hall. Jane is ecstatic when Mrs. Reed, eager to be rid of her, arranges for Jane to be sent to Lowood Institution, a charity boarding school for young girls, run by the disciplinarian Reverend Brocklehurst (Henry Daniell).
|author||Aldous Huxley Henry Koster John Houseman Robert Stevenson|
|editor||Walter A. Thompson|
|genre||drama historical romance|
|keywords||bleed boarding school burn curl derange disturb for you force gamble gold digger govern isolated married mentally ill morning nothing one night orphan sleep spring teach thornfield thornfield hall wedding ceremony young adult young girl|
|producer||Kenneth Macgowan Orson Welles|
|productionCompany||20th Century Fox|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|