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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.

Director:

Robert Fuest

Writers:

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Calder-Marshall ... Cathy Earnshaw
Timothy Dalton ... Heathcliff
Harry Andrews ... Mr. Earnshaw
Pamela Brown ... Mrs. Linton
Judy Cornwell ... Nellie
James Cossins ... Mr. Linton
Rosalie Crutchley ... Mrs. Earnshaw
Hilary Heath ... Isabella Linton (as Hilary Dwyer)
Julian Glover ... Hindley Earnshaw
Hugh Griffith ... Dr. Kenneth
Morag Hood ... Frances Earnshaw
Ian Ogilvy ... Edgar Linton
Peter Sallis ... Mr. Shielders
Aubrey Woods Aubrey Woods ... Joseph
Wendy Allnutt
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Storyline

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 immortal story of defiant young lovers. See more »


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Trivia

Oliver Reed briefly sought the lead role. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Cathy Earnshaw: [to Isabella] Heathcliff, kind? He'd crush you like a sparrow's egg.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

A video released in the UK in the '80s ran only 80 minutes and was rated 'U', but the 2003 submission was the full 100 minute version and rated 'PG' See more »

Connections

Version of Vendaval (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I Was Born in Love With You
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Words by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Music by Michel Legrand
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User Reviews

Four stars; a stirring tale of love on English hillsides
30 December 2002 | by becky215See all my reviews

My mother had seen this movie in theaters as a girl and, since then, has always commented on how "romantic and secretly sexy" Timothy Dalton and the picture were. I recently saw the film for the first time and could not agree with her more. I was impelled to read the book afterwards and did so in 7.5 hours! I couldn't put it down! The movie was strikingly different from the book but was still wonderful. Dalton and Calder-Marshall shine in their roles. The camera-work is excellent but not even the glorious English moors can distract us from the love of Heathcliff and Cathy. While most likely a "chick flick," this movie is to be enjoyed by all.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1971 (Italy) See more »

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