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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.

Director:

A.V. Bramble

Writers:

Emily Brontë (novel), Eliot Stannard (adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Milton Rosmer ... Heathcliff
Colette Brettel ... Catherine Earnshaw
Warwick Ward Warwick Ward ... Hindley Earnshaw
Ann Trevor ... Cathy
John L. Anderson John L. Anderson ... Edgar Linton
Cecil Morton York Cecil Morton York ... Earnshaw
Cyril Raymond ... Hareton
Dora De Winton Dora De Winton ... Mrs. Linton
Aileen Bagot Aileen Bagot ... Frances Earnshaw
Mrs. Templeton Mrs. Templeton ... Nelly Dean
George Traill George Traill ... Joseph
Alfred Bennett Alfred Bennett ... Reverend Shields
Albert Brantford Albert Brantford ... Heathcliff, as a child
Lewis Barber Lewis Barber ... Hareton, as a child
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florence Hunter Florence Hunter ... 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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tragedy | based on novel | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Emily Bronte's tremendous story of hate

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

July 1920 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cumbres borrascosas See more »

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Production Co:

Ideal See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(six reels)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 Wuthering Heights (2011) See more »

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Regrettable loss
12 February 2015 | by MissSimonettaSee all my reviews

Wuthering Heights has many good or tolerable adaptations, but there is no definitive version. Many of them skip over the second generation plot, choosing to focus solely on the doomed love affair between Heathcliff and Catherine.

This makes it all the more regrettable that this first film adaptation of the novel is lost, since from what we know of it, it covered the whole story. Rather than being advertised as a great love story, as the glossy 1939 version was, the taglines pronounced it as "Emily Bronte's tremendous story of hate." A shame that this version has not come to light in the years since and that we know so little. Hopefully it will turn up in an archive or closet somewhere.


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