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Wuthering Heights (1939)

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Starring (View all)
Merle Oberon Merle Oberon
Cathy
Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier
Heathcliff
David Niven David Niven
Edgar
Flora Robson Flora Robson
Ellen
Donald Crisp Donald Crisp
Dr. Kenneth
Hugh Williams Hugh Williams
Hindley


Written by (View all)
Charles MacArthur Charles MacArthur
(screen play) and
Ben Hecht Ben Hecht
(screen play)


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Wuthering Heights

5 years, 9 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

A good movie

3 years, 4 months ago at Jun 10 18:41
I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but since it was included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', I thought I might as well check it out. To be honest, I'm usually not a huge fan of romantic costume dramas but I was actually surprised by how much I actually enjoyed this one. Indeed, it must be one of the gloomiest doomed love stories I have ever seen and, as a result,... 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), 1930s (4), Gypsy (4), Marriage (3), 1939 (3), Depression (3), Adoption (3), Dog (3), Heather (3), Alcoholism (3), Childhood Love (3), Grief (3), Servant (3), Book (2)
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A good movie

“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but since it was included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', I thought I might as well check it out. To be honest, I'm usually not a huge fan of romantic costume dramas but I was actually surprised by how much I actually enjoyed this one. Indeed, it must be one of the gloomiest doomed love stories I have ever seen and, as a result, it was much more entertaining than most of the other movies in this genre. Basically, it is one of the most famous love stories but what made it so interesting was that the two main characters, Heathcliff and Cathy, never could make up their mind if they should passionately love or hate each other and, eventually, they basically destroyed one another and also the people that happened to be around” read more

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