• Wuthering Heights (1939)

Wuthering Heights

Release Date: 1939

DVD Release Date: October 29th, 1997

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

In this adaptation of the classic Emily Bronte novel set in 19th-century England, wealthy young Cathy Earnshaw (Merle Oberon) shares a loving bond with Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier), a poor childhood friend who now works in her stables. Unfortunately, things become complicated when the affluent Edgar Linton (David Niven) decides to pursue Cathy, and Heathcliff leaves out of resentment. Though Heathcliff returns with a self-made fortune, he realizes he may have lost Cathy in his absence.

Cast: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Leo G. Carroll, Cecil Kellaway

Director: William Wyler

Genres: Romance

Production Co: United Artists, Samuel Goldwyn Production

Keywords: Growing up, Quest, Forbidden love, Father, Rivalry, Passionate, Brooding, Marriage, Sister

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Awards

Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Outstanding Production
Nominated Art Direction