Jane Eyre 1943

Based on the renowned Charlotte Brontë novel, this drama depicts the trials and tribulations of young English woman Jane Eyre (Joan Fontaine). Orphaned and raised in an abusive home, Jane eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she falls for its older aristocrat owner, Edward Rochester (Orson Welles). However, numerous obstacles stand in the way of Jane and Edward’s romance, and their love may not survive a series of dramatic and unfortunate events.
Initial release: December 24, 1943
Director: Robert Stevenson
Budget: 1.705 million USD
Music composed by: Bernard Herrmann
Screenplay: Charlotte Brontë, Aldous Huxley, John Houseman, Henry Koster