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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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Emily Bronte's tremendous story of hate

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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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Four actors played Heathcliff at different ages. See more »

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Version of Wuthering Heights (2009) See more »

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How Can You Rate A Missing Film?
20 January 2008 | by blue-7See 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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