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Wuthering Heights (1920)

| Drama | July 1920 (UK)
The first screen adaptation of Emily Bronte's book about star cross'd lovers who demolish themselves and everyone around them with their self-destructive love.

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Milton Rosmer ...
Colette Brettel ...
Warwick Ward ...
Ann Trevor ...
John L. Anderson ...
Cecil Morton York ...
Cyril Raymond ...
Dora De Winton ...
Aileen Bagot ...
Mrs. Templeton ...
George Traill ...
Alfred Bennett ...
Albert Brantford ...
Lewis Barber ...
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Cathy, as a child (as Baby Twinkles)
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The first screen adaptation of Emily Bronte's book about star cross'd lovers who demolish themselves and everyone around them with their self-destructive love.

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Emily Bronte's tremendous story of hate

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It covers the entire novel, whereas most modern productions end half-way through the book. It was shot on location around the Bronte family home in Haworth, West Yorkshire. See more »

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Version of Kraft Theatre: Wuthering Heights (1948) See more »

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How Can You Rate A Missing Film?
20 January 2008 | by (Salt Lake City) – See all my reviews

As I write this nine people have given this 1920 British silent version of "Wuthering Heights" an average rating of 8.5! That's pretty good for a film that does not seem to exist any longer. I can only assume that they are rating one of the many other versions of this film made during the sound era. Having a great love and respect for what filmmakers were able to create in the so called silent era of film-making, it would be fascinating to see how "Wuthering Heights" handled. If the British had the talent that the Swedish Victor Seastrom show with his realistic acting and directing of the 1920 "The Phantom Carriage", then the film would be well worth finding. I doubt that the English filmmakers were turning out films to match Seastrom's masterpiece, but then neither were the American filmmakers doing so. Let's hope that someday this missing film will resurface.


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