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Wuthering Heights (1939)
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn
Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Synopsis: Based on Emily Bronte's 1847 novel, this powerful screen version tells the story of star-crossed lovers Cathy and Heathcliff whose wild, inseparable spirits are betrayed by Cathy's earthly ambitions. Laurence Olivier gives an unforgettably passionate portrayal of the dark and troubled Heathcliff. When Mr. Earnshaw encounters Heathcliff, a ragamuffin orphan, he kindly brings the boy into his home and makes him part of the family. And from the start, Heathcliff falls hopelessly in love with the daughter of the house, the beautiful, headstrong Catherine. She adores him, too, but when a wealthy neighbor woos her, Catherine's material instincts get the better of her, and she agrees to marry the man. However, Catherine discovers that she cannot forget Heathcliff so easily... and that not even death can make them part.
Academy Awards®:
Best Picture   Nominated
Best Director Willliam Wyler Nominated
Best Actor Laurence Olivier Nominated
Supporting Actress Geraldine Fitzgerald Nominated
Cinematography (b&w)
Gregg Toland Won
Best Screenplay Charles MacArthur
Ben Hecht
Interior Decoration (b&w)
James Basevi Nominated
Original Score Alfred Newman Nominated
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