Film and Television Adaptations

Main source:
Patsy Stoneman's "Bronte Transformations"

Jane Eyre (1909)

Italian silent film

Jane Eyre (1910)

Italian silent film
Director: Mario Caseini

Jane Eyre (1910)

Director: Theodore Marston

Jane Eyre (1914)

Director: George Loane Tucker

Jane Eyre (1914)

Director: Martin J. Faust

(film ends with Jane saving a blind Rochester from a precipice!)

Jane Eyre (1914)

The Castle of Thornfield (1915)

Italian film

Jane Eyre (1915)

Director: Travers Vale

Jane Eyre (1915)

Jane Eyre (1915)

Jane Eyre (1915)

The Master of Thornfield (1915)

Jane Eyre (1915)

Jane Eyre (1915)

Le memorie di una istitutrice (1917)

Director: Riccardo Tolentino
Italian film

Woman and Wife (1918)

Director: Edwin Jose
(Rochester believes Bertha to be dead until Mason tells him the truth to blackmail him. Bertha eventually drowns and Rochester and Jane marry)

The Orphan of Lowood (1920)

Hungarian Film

Jane Eyre (1921)

Director: Hugo Ballin

Die Waise Von Lowood (1926)

Director: Kurt Bernhardt

German film

Jane Eyre (1933)

Jane Eyre (1934)

Director: Christy Cabanne
Screenplay by Adele Comandini
First talkie version
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Jane Eyre: A Drama of Passion (1936)

Jane Eyre (1939)

Jane Eyre (1944)

Director: Robert Stevenson
Screenplay by John Houseman, Aldous Huxley, Henry Koster and Robert Stevenson
Ethel Griffies, plays Grace Poole in this version as well as in the earlier 1934 version.
During a scene in Jane Eyre in which Orson Welles was to be burned to death, he hollered to his co-star Joan Fontaine, "I now know what Joan of Arc endured!"
"Keep your spirits up," she called back. "We'll let you know if we smell burning ham!"

Jane Eyre (1946)

Jane Eyre (1948)

Jane Eyre (1949)

Aired on "Studio One"- an American drama anthology program. Mary Sinclair also played Cathy, with Charlton Heston as Heathcliff in a "Studio One" production of "Wuthering Heights".
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Jane Eyre (1951)

For Kraft Television Theatre

Jane Eyre (1952)

Another "Studio One" production with a similar script and setting to the previous version.

Sangdil (1952)

Director: R.C. Talwar
Hindi film

Jane Eyre (1953)

Screenplay by Jay Bennett
for Monodrama Theater
"Reader's theater" with the actor(s) reading their lines in front of a black curtain, with musical cues.

Jane Eyre (1955)

Brazilian tv serial

Jane Eyre (1956)

Director: Campbell Logan
Screenplay by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas

Mei Gu (1956)

Director: Chun Yen
Adaptation from Hong Kong in Mandarin

Jane Eyre (1957)

For Matinee Theatre
Director: Lamont Johnson
Screenplay by Robert Esson

Jane Eyre (1957)

An Italian mini-series in 5 parts
Director: Anton Giulio Majano
Adaptation by Franca Cancogni
All episodes on youtube, first episode here

Jane Eyre (1958)

Director: Peter Hoen
Adaptation from the Netherlands

Hatha Al Rajol Ohebboh (1958)

Director: Kamal Attia

Jane Eyre (1961)

Director: Marc Daniels
Screenplay by Michael Dyne
For "Family Classics"
The Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research has a copy of the program in their archives. source
Also viewable at the Paley Center in Los Angeles and New York

Jane Eyre (1963)

Director: Rex Tucker
Screenplay by Constance Cox

El Secreto (1963)

Director: Jesus Valero
Screenplay by Raul Zenteno
Mexican soap opera

“Jane Eyre” (1968)

Director: Yiorgos Lois Greek adaptation

Jane Eyre (1970)

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Jana Eyrová (1972)

Director: Vera Jordánová
A miniseries shown in 4 parts in the CSSR

Jane Eyre (1973)

Director: Joan Craft
Screenplay by Robin Chapman
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Ardiente Secreto (1978)

20 part serial shown in Mexico
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Jane Eyre (1983)

Director: Julian Amyes
Screenplay by Alexander Baron

Jane Eyre (1996)

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore and Franco Zeffirelli

Jane Eyre (1997)

Director: Robert Young
Screenplay by Richard Hawley, Kay Mellor and Peter Wright

Jane Eyre (2006)

Director: Susanna White
Screenplay by Sandy Welch

Kula Kumariya (2007)

Director: Bermin Lylie Fernando
Adaptation in Sri Lanka

Jane Eyre (2011)

Director: Cary Fukunaga
Screenplay by Moira Buffini
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The Autobiography of Jane Eyre (2013-14)

This is a modernized adaptation set as a youtube vlog series
Series Website

Rochester (?)

Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna