The Heiress Poster

Release Date: October 6th, 1949

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Catherine (Olivia de Havilland), a young woman who stands to inherit her father's large fortune, falls in love when she meets Morris (Montgomery Clift), who gives her the love and affection her father doesn't, and which she desperately needs. Catherine's father (Ralph Richardson), believing Morris is only after the money, tells Catherine she will be disinherited if she marries him. Morris' true intentions are put to the test when he finds out about the amended will.

Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins, Vanessa Brown, Mona Freeman, Ray Collins, Betty Linley

Director: William Wyler

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, MCA

Keywords: Revenge, Father, Emotional, Deception, Sacrifice, Forbidden love


Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Winner Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Costume Design (Black-and-White)