Jane Eyre Just Girls

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Jane Eyre

(1943.00) - 97 min - NR

Orphan Jane Eyre leads a hard life but eventually ends up as the governess to the ward of a rich and absent man
Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor, John Sutton, Agnes Moorehead, Hillary Brooke
Drama, Romance

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  • Beautiful homes/decor
  • Interesting architecture
  • Lovely scenery
  • Great music
  • Eye candy
  • Cute kids
  • Cute animals
  • Explicit sex
  • Nudity
  • Obscenities
  • Icky stuff
  • Death of a child
  • Violent
  • Just too long

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Until today I had never read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë or seen the movie as I had imagined it quite sad. I am happy to say that while sad, the story is compelling even in this 1943 version starring Orson Welles and Jane Fontaine-both still young. Jane is an orphan and at first is raised by Aunt Reed who detests her and treats her accordingly, she then is sent to a home for orphans which is very hard. I was interested to see Elizabeth Taylor play her only friend at the school. Eventually, she matures and becomes a governess to a young French girl, Adele, who is the ward of Edward Rochester, the absent, rich, and abrupt owner of Thornfield. I was, in fact, surprised by the course the story unfolds and highly recommend it. This movie is in black and white which seems highly appropriate.

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