Wuthering Heights Movie Review 1939

Information and Film Reviews for Wuthering Heights the Movie

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The first screen adaptation of Emily Bronte's romantic novel about the doomed love between Heathcliff and Cathy on the Yorkshire moors. Dynamically captures the madness and ferocity of the classic novel, remaining possibly the greatest romance ever filmed. Excellent performances from Wyler's sure direction, particularly Olivier's, which made him a star, and Oberon in her finest hour as the exquisite but selfish Cathy. Remade twice, in 1953 (by Luis Bunuel) and in 1970.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 104 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Great Britain, Obsessive Love, Books to Film: The Brontes, 4 Bones
Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, David Niven, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Flora Robson, Donald Crisp, Cecil Kellaway, Leo G. Carroll, Miles Mander, Hugh Williams
Gregg Toland
William Wyler
Alfred Newman
Samuel Goldwyn, United Artists


Oscars 1939: B&W Cinematog.; AFI 1998: Top 100; N.Y. Film Critics 1939: Film.

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