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The Heiress
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Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland

Catherine Sloper
Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift

Morris Townsend
Ralph Richardson

Ralph Richardson

Dr. Austin Sloper
Miriam Hopkins

Miriam Hopkins

Lavinia Penniman
Betty Linley

Betty Linley

Mrs. Montgomery
Ray Collins

Ray Collins

Jefferson Almond
Mona Freeman

Mona Freeman

Marian Almond


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Ruth Goetz

Ruth Goetz

Augustus Goetz

Augustus Goetz



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The Heiress

4 years, 1 month ago at Feb 23 7:36
Olivia de Havilland is always at her greatest when her blushing complexion, innocent eyes and sweetness can be used to create tension with the characters that she portrays. When she can use our inherent bias towards idealizing her to portray insanity (The Snake Pit), bitter strength and intelligence (Gone With the Wind), or, even, cold-blooded murderess (Hush, Hush Sweet Charolette) she creates a ... read more

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3 years, 3 months ago at Jan 12 5:43
It seemed unfair that the richly beautiful Olivia De Havilland played someone she was entirely not: that of an unattractive, old-maid-bound heiress. There wasn't even anyone to compare her to in the movie. No Elizabeth Taylor or Hedy Lamarr to challange the affection of dashing Montgomery Clift.

Of course, this is an acting movie. One that garnered her an acting award. And that final ... read more
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Description: In 1840's New York Catherine lives with her father, Dr. Sloper. Her mother died some years before, and Dr. Sloper still idolizers her, and never misses an opportunity to compare her daughter to her -- a comparison the daughter can never win. When Morris Townsend, a handsome but penniless young man, comes along, and woos and wins his d ... (more)
Release date: 10 February 1950
Drama (3), Romance (2), B&w (2), Money (2), 1949 (2), Physician (1), Revenge (1), 19th Century (1), Gold Digger (1), Character Driven (1), 1940s (1), Cynicism (1), White Gloves (1), Love (1), 1840s (1), Domineering Father (1), Jilted (1), Death (1), Doctor (1), Rich (1)
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" "The Heiress" is undoubtedly good period movie with astonishing performance by Olivia de Havilland, but it wasn't enjoyable for me. During the most of the movie I was annoyed by the relationships (and personas) and ultimately it left me embittered and depressed. The ending came sort of sudden so it's a bit unsatisfying for me (while many others find it brilliant). However, my love for period movies and appreciation for good acting ensures it a high rating. "


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"The climax of William Wyler's film is one of the most compelling and powerful ever made. Oscar-winning Olivia de Havilland in the lead role plays the 1850s era plain-looking, shy, mid-twenties heiress daughter Catherine Sloper who lives in her wealthy, tyrannically abusive father's (Ralph Richardson) elegant, lavishly-furnished mansion at 16 Washington Square. Fortune-hunting, charming, penniless suitor Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift) courts and exploits the desperate, love-starved needs of t"


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