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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

1 month, 1 week ago at Oct 27 1:28
The Heiress is a prime example of the kind of literary adaptations that Hollywood once trafficked in. Films that fashioned intelligent frameworks from great novels allowing for a kind of cinematic poetry between the finely honed performances and staid melodrama, a type of cinematic language that no longer exists. The Heiress is a slow-burning character study, following one woman’s transition fro... 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 daughter's heart, Dr. Sloper is sure that he is after her considerable inheritance, and opposes their marriage. Dr. Sloper takes his daughter to Europe in hopes she will forget Morris, but she does not. After Catherine returns to New York, the young lovers plan to elope. Dr. Sloper threatens to disin ... (more)
Release date: 10 February 1950
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JxSxPx posted a review 1 month, 1 week ago

The Heiress

“The Heiress is a prime example of the kind of literary adaptations that Hollywood once trafficked in. Films that fashioned intelligent frameworks from great novels allowing for a kind of cinematic poetry between the finely honed performances and staid melodrama, a type of cinematic language that no longer exists. The Heiress is a slow-burning character study, following one woman’s transition from anxious, sweet spinster into a harder persona allowing star Olivia de Havilland to give the greatest performance of her storied career.   The Heiress’ story is simple, Catherine Sloper (de Havilland) lives with her widower father (Ralph Richardson) and aunt (Miriam Hopkins), forever begging her father to love her while accepting his repeated emotional abuse and rejection. One night at a soc” read more

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"Best Dramatic or Comedy Score! Winner: The Heiress! Nominees: Beyond the Forest Champion"



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