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Wuthering Heights (1939)

Wuthering Heights
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7.7 IMDB rating
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Merle Oberon Merle Oberon
Cathy
Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier
Heathcliff
David Niven David Niven
Edgar
Flora Robson Flora Robson
Ellen Dean
Donald Crisp Donald Crisp
Dr. Kenneth
Hugh Williams Hugh Williams
Hindley


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Charles MacArthur Charles MacArthur
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Ben Hecht Ben Hecht
(screen play)


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Wuthering Heights

1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 3 7:15
Any adaptation of Wuthering Heights that plays the central relationship between Heathcliff and Cathy as the pinnacle of romanticism is well lost. There’s nothing romantic about their abusive relationship, which spirals out into the succeeding generation in the novel’s second part. No great shock that William Wyler’s 1939 version drops the second half, improbably giving the duo a happily-ever... read more
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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.
Release date: 7 April 1939
UPC: 026359072925
Tags: Drama (10), Romance (10), Ghost (6), Based On Novel (5), Death (4), 1939 (4), 1930s (4), Gypsy (4), Depression (3), Adoption (3), Childhood Love (3), Dog (3), Servant (3), Grief (3), Marriage (3), Heather (3), Alcoholism (3), Classic (3), Passion (3), Wedding (2)
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