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Wuthering Heights (1970)

G | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 1971 (Italy)
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Doomed lovers Catherine and Heathcliff are torn apart by their own selfishness and hate.



(novel) (as Emily Bronte), (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Brown ...
Mr. Linton
Isabella Linton (as Hilary Dwyer)
Dr. Kenneth
Frances Earnshaw
Mr. Shielders
Aubrey Woods ...


The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the Moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy-- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Emily Bronte's defiant young lovers live again in a new and different look at an immortal classic. See more »


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Did You Know?


The film was originally rated GP in the U.S. by the MPAA (there was no PG in 1970), but was cut to G, because it was booked into the Radio City Music Hall, and the Hall, because it drew families, only showed G-rated films. American International Pictures was so desirous of a Hall booking, that they capitulated. See more »


When Heathcliff learns of Cathy's death, he cries out in anguish. When his mouth is open, silver-colored fillings (amalgam) are visible in his back teeth. During the time period the movie was set in, this type of dental procedure was not in existence. See more »


Isabella Linton: Oh Heathcliff. Oh, sweet, precious. Oh, darling.
Heathcliff: Do you fancy a tumble, then?
Isabella Linton: What's that?
Heathcliff: Do you want it here or in the bed?
Isabella Linton: Oh!
[slaps him in the face]
Isabella Linton: You beast!
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Crazy Credits

After a funeral scene, the opening credits appear in blue letters on a background of darkened, almost silhouette like, Yorkshire moor landscapes, scenes which appear again later in the film. See more »


Referenced in Frasier: Big Crane on Campus (2000) See more »


I Was Born in Love With You
Words by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Music by Michel Legrand
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The one and only authentic film version.
29 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This version of Wuthering Heights, starring Timothy Dalton and Anna Calder-Marshall, is the only one I truly feel has realized Bronte's work, no transformed it! into screen. The music, although I haven't heard it since 1970, when the film was released, haunts me today. It's melancholy flute solo underscores a savage, brilliant performance by Timothy Dalton, and I cannot understand why this version is not available on video. Bravo! Timothy Dalton. You are Heathcliff, and this is one of my all-time favorite films. Certainly the one I most miss being able to view.

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