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- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: January 14, 2020
- Originally Released: 1950
- Label: Alpha Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Charlton Heston, Don Murray, Louis Edmonds & Arthur O'Connell|
|Directed by||Franklin J. Schaffner & Paul Nickell|
Description by OLDIES.com:
JANE EYRE: Prim, quiet Jane Eyre finds work as a governess at the house of the mysterious Mr. Rochester. Despite his aloofness, this haunted older man stirs up passion within the heart of shy, inhibited Jane. Little does she realize he hides a shameful family secret that could doom their blossoming romance...Heston is perfect as the sullen, brooding Mr. Rochester in this adaptation of the classic Charlotte Brontë novel. This was the first time Heston and director Franklin J. Schaffner worked together. Years later they made the dystopian sci-fi classic Planet of the Apes (1968).
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: Shakespeare's classic play of the courtship between headstrong Katherina and brutish Petruchio was staged for the first time on television in an episode of Studio One. This modern-dress performance featured Charlton Heston as Petruchio and Lisa Kirk as Katherina. Kirk is best known for starring in the original Broadway production of Cole Porter's musical Kiss Me, Kate. Heavily edited to fit into Studio One's sixty-minute time slot, most of Shakespeare's speeches are delivered in voiceover - a technique rarely employed on television at the time.
Note: Due to the rarity of these kinescope recordings, some picture and sound anomalies exist.