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Wuthering Heights (13-Apr-1939)

Director: William Wyler

Writers: Charles MacArthur; Ben Hecht

From novel: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontė

Music: Alfred Newman

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Keywords: Romantic Drama

The gypsy boy Heathcliff is taken in by the Earnshaw family, where he and the daughter Catherine fall in love. But she cannot marry into his lower class; Heathcliff ventures to America and Catherine marries Edgar Linton. Upon his return as a wealthy man Heathcliff marries Edgar's sister Isabella, and proceeds to disrupt all of their lives. Told in flashback by the housekeeper Ellen Dean to a traveler, Lockwood, who believes he has seen a ghost. Story taken largely from the first half of Brontė's novel. Won Oscar for Best Cinematography; received 7 additional nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. Entered 2007 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leo G. Carroll
25-Oct-1892 16-Oct-1972 Waverly on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Donald Crisp
27-Jul-1880 25-May-1974 Silent film actor, survived into talkies
Geraldine Fitzgerald
24-Nov-1913 17-Jul-2005 Wuthering Heights
Cecil Kellaway
22-Aug-1893 28-Feb-1973 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Miles Mander
14-May-1888 8-Feb-1946 The Three Musketeers
David Niven
1-Mar-1909 29-Jul-1983 Pencil-moustachioed actor
Merle Oberon
19-Feb-1911 23-Nov-1979 Wuthering Heights
Laurence Olivier
22-May-1907 11-Jul-1989 Shakespearean actor
Flora Robson
28-Mar-1902 7-Jul-1984 Fire Over England
Hugh Williams
6-Mar-1904 7-Dec-1969 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing


Merle Oberon   ...   Cathy
Laurence Olivier   ...   Heathcliff
David Niven   ...   Edgar
Flora Robson   ...   Ellen
Donald Crisp   ...   Dr. Kenneth
Geraldine Fitzgerald   ...   Isabella
Hugh Williams   ...   Hindley
Leo G. Carroll   ...   Joseph
Miles Mander   ...   Lockwood
Cecil Kellaway   ...   Earnshaw
Cecil Humphreys   ...   Judge Linton
Sarita Wooten   ...   Cathy (as a child)
Rex Downing   ...   Heathcliff (as a child)
Douglas Scott   ...   Hindley (as a child)


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