JANE EYRE (1943). Robert Stevenson directs Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine in Aldous Huxley’s adaptation of Charlotte Brönte’s novel.
I love your commentary on the post-transformation beast and belle gifset, but I do have to ask where "she was the first to recognize him and to love what she saw" appeared in Jane Eyre? I have that novel practically memorized and I have NEVER heard that quote. If it isn't from Jane Eyre, I'd love to know where it's actually from. A Google search didn't turn up anything.