Wuthering Heights (1970)





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This romantic drama concerns two star-crossed lovers who are half-brother and sister to each other. Catherine (Anna Calder-Marshall) is the daughter of the lord of the manor who falls for the brooding stable boy Heathcliff (Timothy Dalton). When Heathcliff leaves to seek his fortune, he returns to find Catherine has married the local magistrate Edgar (Ian Ogilvy). The story is told by the beautiful blonde servant girl Nellie (Judy Cornwell), who narrates at the beginning to set the stage for the … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Classics
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On DVD: Dec 26, 2001
Media Home Entertainment



as Catherine Earnshaw

as Heathcliff

as Edgar

as Isabella

as Nellie

as Dr. Kenneth

as Mr. Earnshaw

as Mrs. Linton

as Mr. Linton

as Mrs. Earnshaw

as Frances

as Mr. Sheilders
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Critic Reviews for Wuthering Heights

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Wuthering Heights is a competent, tasteful, frequently even lovely re-adaption of Emily Bronte's Gothic, mystical love story. But the brooding tension, the electric passion of two lovers compelled to an inevitable tragedy is not generated.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

All in all, I still think Luis Buñuel's 1954 Mexican version is the best I've seen.

Full Review… | September 24, 2011
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

July 23, 2005

August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Wuthering Heights


I was not that impressed. Wuthering Heights is supposed to be a literary classic. There are nine Wuthering Heights movies (from 1939 to 2012) in the Flixster database, so it has to be a good story right? For now I've rated this one 2 1/2 *'s. I will have to see a couple more at least to do some comparison rating.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

I remember really enjoying the book when I read it in school. I remember finding it very tragic and sad. And feeling for the characters to spite their selfish and unkind behavior.

I found that this version of the story presented the characters as completely unlikable and having NO redeeming qualities.

Perhaps I need to revisit the book again as an adult.

Robert C

Super Reviewer


Leo L

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