Jane Eyre

DVD Release: September 28, 2010
Jane Eyre


Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to Lowood school, and eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele.

Dove Review

This classic movie was filmed in 1970, with George C. Scott and Susannah York in the starring roles.The story is about a young girl, Jane, who has grown up in a boarding school for orphans. Once she is of age, Jane obtains a job as a governess at an estate for a young French girl named Adele. However, she has a hard time getting along with the girl’s guardian.

When Jane falls in love with the guardian, she discovers a deep secret that threatens to keep their love apart. Jane leaves but soon realizes what true love really is and returns to him.

“Jane Eyre” is a classic film of mystery and romance. We award it the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus.

Content Description

Sex: Couple kisses; comment, "Laying my head on her breast while I sleep."
Language: "By God"; "You were sent to me from God."
Violence: Woman uses harsh scrub brush on young girl's neck to wash; man makes comment to girls, "Punish her body to save her soul"; man cuts off girl's hair and forces her to stand on a stool for one hour, then he also make another girl stand on stool outside in a storm, even though girl is already sick; horse throws man off back when spooked; man breaks glass; fire in a man's room, but he is saved; remains of burnt estate; discussion regarding the fire, and woman jumped to her death, and man is blinded.
Drugs: Man is drinking; man is smoking cigar.
Nudity: Mild cleavage.
Other: Adults at school for poor girls treat young girl rudely and are very mean; young girl dies of illness; man asks a woman to marry him, even though he is already married, but woman is insane and locked in attic with nurse; an orphan girl is called a "French poppy"; man is telling the future with a deck of cards.


Company: Storybox - Public Domain
Director: Delbert Mann
Producer: Hugh Attwooll
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 110 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: George C. Scott, Susannah York, Ian Bannen
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe