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Wuthering Heights (1939)

104 min - Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance - 13 April 1939
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The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the Moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy -- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor.

Director:  William Wyler
Stars:  Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Hugh Williams, Leo G. Carroll, Miles Mander, Cecil Kellaway, Cecil Humphreys, Sarita Wooton, Rex Downing, Douglas Scott, Frank Benson, Romaine Callender, Richard Clucas, Vernon Downing, Alice Ehlers, Harold Entwistle, Peter Gowland, Helena Grant, Sam Harris, Susanne Leach, Tommy Martin, Edmund Mortimer, Schuyler Standish, William Stelling, Diane Williams, Eric Wilton, Philip Winter

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The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the Moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy -- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor.



Tagline: SINISTER SHADOWS & BURNING LOVE

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  13 April 1939

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Samuel Goldwyn Company, The

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 44 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTOR — Laurence Olivier {“Heathcliff”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Geraldine Fitzgerald {“Isabella”}
ART DIRECTION — James Basevi
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Gregg Toland – WON
DIRECTING — William Wyler
MUSIC (Original Score) — Alfred Newman
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION — Samuel Goldwyn Productions
WRITING (Screenplay) — Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht


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