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April 21, 2018
Olivier, Oberon, Robson, Fitzgerald 's intense passionate performance and Toland' s rich photographing produce a strange tension. This power technique is probably Wyler. Surely it is dignified.
½ January 15, 2018
Well made and dramatic production of the famous novel. 1001 movies to see before you die.
½ November 3, 2017

A love story if there ever was one.
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August 26, 2017
With a gorgeous cinematography that uses strong black-and-white contrasts, this is an absorbing classic that eschews most of the crushing darkness and evil found in BrontÚ's novel (to be more accessible to the public) and yet manages to move us with its own dramatic power.
June 3, 2017
Even though it's executed in a tremendously good fashion, dark and gloomy, with gothic feeling, I think this film would benefit more if it weren't hail one of the "greatest of all time". To be honest it's just a good movie, well acted.
½ March 26, 2017
Film is dragged on for a long time and the running time is just ridiculous. Cinematography is bland and uninteresting.
March 12, 2017
This film version actually captures the depth of Emily BrontŰ's classic novel.
October 20, 2016
Enjoyed this 1939 adaptation but, unfortunately, it skips most of the second half of Emily Bronte's story. Andrea Arnold's version is still the best I've seen so far.
½ October 3, 2016
Featuring an outstanding cast, this condensed adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel and its lovers is dark but superbly shot. The death scene is particularly poignant. Considered one of the greatest films of all time. AAN 1001
August 19, 2016
Dated film but decent story. Tiresome to see Cathy change her mind multiple times about penniless Heathcliff before marrying for money only to see him return wealthy. Even on her death bed, they don't seem to get along.
½ April 30, 2016
The story is just as melodramatic, unattractive, and questionable as the book it's based on. Thankfully, the great production values this film boasts lift it from its dreary source material. Gregg Toland's cinematography is genius, and watching him work in this film was a revolution in the way I think about his contributions to Citizen Kane. So many elements of the film were there already. Olivier and Robson turn in some fantastic performances that elevate the film as well, but sadly Oberon and Niven are dull and unbelievable. I'm glad the studio made the intelligent decision of only filming about half of the book, since the other half is even more uninteresting than the first. Despite the flaws in the film and my strong feeling's about Bronte's book, Wyler's film was a riveting and compelling film even with its flaws.
½ March 11, 2016
Olivier brilliant as ever. Oberon's most famous role. Sweeping gothic romance, revenge, reversal and doom. Perhaps the best competition to Gone With the Wind in cinema's finest year ever.
½ March 10, 2016
A woman chooses wealth over love and alternately lives to regret the decision along with attempting to make him miserable. Considered a film classic but grossly overrated. Olivier does fine as the brooding and often bitter Heathcliff.
March 9, 2016
Eh. Too Hollywood for my liking.
½ October 21, 2015
A completely awful movie version of one of the most important books of the 1th century.
April 2, 2015
Starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon. A beautifully realized adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel about the doomed love affair of brooding gypsy Heathcliff (Olivier) and the passionate, headstrong Cathy (Oberon). The story is overly melodramatic to be sure, but the film is no doubt artistically successful. It also boasts great performances from its two leads, with credible support from the always fine David Niven. Directed by William Wyler.
½ February 23, 2015
May not be the best adaptation of the Emily BrontŰ novel, but remains a timeless love tragedy, thanks to Laurence Olivier's marvelous performance and William Wyler's excellent direction.
January 18, 2015
Melodrama como los de antes , la mejor adaptaci├▓n de esta novela .
January 12, 2015
This film completely left out the second generation, yet it's still the best movie adaption.
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