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Washington Square (1997)

Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter ... See full summary »

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Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter for her money. But Catherine is determined to follow her heart, even if she loses her inheritance in the process. But just what are Townsend's intentions? Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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She must choose between her father's fortune... Or the man she loves.

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Rated PG for thematic elements including some sensuality, a childbirth scene and brief mild language | See all certifications »
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10 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Die Erbin vom Washington Square  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,352 (USA) (3 October 1997)

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$1,710,693 (USA) (9 January 1998)
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Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as Catherine. Other actresses to play Catherine have included Olivia de Havilland in the 1949 film version, Julie Harris in a 1861 television version, and on Broadway, Wendy Hiller in 1947, Jane Alexander in 1975, Cherry Jones in 1995, and Jessica Chastain in 2012. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Austin Sloper: If a prelude is necessary, the news must be bad.
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Version of Affairs of the Heart: Catherine (1974) See more »

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Please Don't Come Here Again
Performed by April Armstrong
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Insult to a Classic
1 November 1998 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

This film is an insult to two of the greatest actors ever to hit the silver screen, Olivia de Havilland and Montgomery Clift, who starred in the original version, The Heiress. Montgomery and Olivia, although they hated each other, had such incredible chemistry together that the film was almost perfect. Re-making The Heiress was almost as much of an insult as re-making something like Gone With the Wind, The Godfather, or On the Waterfront. It was just about as bad as the two re-makes of A Streetcar Named Desire. Leave the classics alone, if it is considered a classic, then it is perfect the way it is. Leave history to itself.


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