Wuthering Heights (1939)
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William Wyler's Wuthering Heights is one of the earliest screen adaptations of the classic Emily Brontė novel. A traveler named Lockwood (Miles Mander) is caught in the snow and stays at the estate of Wuthering Heights, where the housekeeper, Ellen Dean (Flora Robson), sits down to tell him the story in flashback. In the early 19th century, the original owner of Wuthering Heights, Mr. Earnshaw (Leo G. Carroll), brings home an orphan from Liverpool named Heathcliff (Rex Downing). Though son
Apr 13, 1939 Wide
Oct 28, 1997
Leo G Carroll
Robert the Butler
Mme. Alice Ehlers
Vernon P. Downing
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Emily Bronte's novel tells a haunting tale of love and tragedy. Samuel Goldwyn's film version retains all of the grim drama of the book. It's heavy fare throughout.
Ace cinematographer Gregg Toland deservedly won the Oscar for his moody b/w imagery in William Wyler's supremely mounted production of Bronte's tragic novel; the only mediocre element is Merle Oberon's performance.
The definitive version.
It's okay, but it's the kind of classic that puts people off classics.
Wyler's shot composition, production values, and art direction were the most impeccable in the industry.
Audience Reviews for Wuthering Heights
- Catherine Earnshaw: I am Heathcliff.
- Heathcliff: I didn't break your heart, Cathy, you did. And mine.
- Catherine Earnshaw: No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me -- now -- standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
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