This is an early screen version of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel. Filmed in black and white with a strong Gothic flavor, it follows the heroine from childhood to adulthood. With her parents dead, an aunt begrudgingly takes young Jane into her upper-class household but treats her like a servant. When Jane stands up for herself, her aunt ships her off to a school for girls that is more of a prison than an educational institution.
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The grown-up Jane (Joan Fontaine) becomes a governess to the ward of a wealthy and formidable Edward Rochester (a brooding Orson Welles). Despite the disparity in their social positions, Jane falls for the lord of the manor, and he eventually returns her feelings. Their plans for marriage, however, are aborted when Jane learns about the first Mrs. Rochester. She must then decide between staying with the love of her life or upholding her moral standards by leaving him.
The review of this Movie prepared by Elana Starr