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Wuthering Heights (1939)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  7 April 1939 (USA)
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

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The story of unfortunate lovers Heathcliff and Cathy who, despite a deep affection for one another, are forced by circumstance and prejudice to live their apart. Heathcliff and Cathy first meet as children when her father brings the abandoned boy to live with them. When the old man dies several years later Cathy's brother, now the master of the estate, turns Heathcliff out forcing him to live with the servants and working as a stable boy. The barrier of class comes between them and she eventually marries a rich neighbor, Mr. Edgar Linton, at which point Heathcliff disappears. He returns several years later, now a rich man but little can be done. Written by garykmcd

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SINISTER SHADOWS & BURNING LOVE (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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7 April 1939 (USA)  »

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Cumbres borrascosas  »

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During the storm sequence Oberon twisted her foot and with Olivier suffering from a severe case of athlete's foot, both stars hobbled for a time. See more »

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As Cathy walks uphill to see Heathcliff, her entire costume changes. See more »

Quotes

Heathcliff: If he loved you with all the power of his soul for a whole lifetime, he couldn't love you as much as I do in a single day.
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Opening credits prologue: On the barren Yorkshire moors in England, a hundred years ago, stood a house as bleak and desolate as the wastes around it. Only a stranger lost in a storm would have dared to knock at the door of Wuthering Heights. See more »

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Version of Wuthering Heights (1959) See more »

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The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
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In the score after the wedding
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Wuthering Heights
4 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

First rate cast delivers the exciting Victorian novel by Emily Bronte in true style and grace. Olivier masterfully plays the strange Heathcliff and Oberon is luminous as Cathy. The film won the Oscar for its brilliant cinematoraphy, thanks to the touch of Gregg Toland. This great love story never falters, especially under the direction of William Wyler and with a supporting cast that features Niven, Fitzgerald and Donald Crisp.


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