Jane Eyre (1943) Joan Fontaine & Orson Welles: Charlotte Brontës beloved captives

In memory of Joan Fontaine who passed today at 96

The Last Drive In

JANE EYRE 1943 Directed by Robert Stevenson and Adapted from the  Charlotte Brontë novel by John Houseman, Aldous Huxley and Stevenson.

Starring the lovely Joan Fontaine as the empathetic Jane, Orson Welles as the brooding Edward Rochester, the great unsung character actor Henry Daniell, and 2 very young and wonderful actresses the uncredited immortal Elizabeth Taylor as Helen Burns and the pixie Margaret O’Brien as Adele. Also appearances by Agnes Moorehead and Hillary Brooke. And Peggy Ann Garner as young Jane.

Jo Gabriel’sPoison In The Well appears on my album Fools and Orphans.

MonsterGirl (jogabriel)

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2 thoughts on “Jane Eyre (1943) Joan Fontaine & Orson Welles: Charlotte Brontës beloved captives

  1. I am working on a masters thesis on Val Lewton’s influence on film. May I cite this blog post? It’s incredibly useful for thinking through the philosophy behind his films!

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    1. That’s wonderful that you’re doing your thesis on Lewton. And yes you may absolutely cite this blog post. I appreciate your asking me and quite flattered that you liked the piece. Best of luck with your academic project-Cheers Joey

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