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Wuthering Heights [DVD] [1939]

  • SKU: 20873548
  • Release Date: 01/15/2013
  • Rating: NR
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Interview With Costar Geraldine Fitzgerald
    • Original Theatrical Trailer

    Synopsis


    Wuthering Heights
    William Wyler's Wuthering Heights is one of the earliest screen adaptations of the classic Emily Brontë novel. A traveler named Lockwood (Miles Mander) is caught in the snow and stays at the estate of Wuthering Heights, where the housekeeper, Ellen Dean (Flora Robson), sits down to tell him the story in flashback. In the early 19th century, the original owner of Wuthering Heights, Mr. Earnshaw (Leo G. Carroll), brings home an orphan from Liverpool named Heathcliff (Rex Downing). Though son Hindley Earnshaw despises the boy, daughter Catherine develops a close kinship with Heathcliff that blossoms into love. When Mr. Earnshaw dies, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up together on the Moors and seem destined for happiness, even though Hindley forces Heathcliff to work as a stable boy. When Cathy (Merle Oberon) meets wealthy neighbor Edgar Linton (David Niven), Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier) gets jealous and leaves. Cathy marries Edgar, and Heathcliff returns with his own wealth and sophistication. He buys Wuthering Heights from the alcoholic Hindley (Hugh Williams) and marries Edgar's sister, Isabella Linton (Geraldine Fitzgerald), out of spite. Still obsessively in love with each other, Cathy gets deathly ill while Heathcliff grows into a bitter old man. Ellen continues telling Lockwood the story as Dr. Kenneth (Donald Crisp) enters and reveals the fateful ending. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Merle Oberon
      Merle Oberon - Catherine Earnshaw
    • Laurence Olivier
      Laurence Olivier - Heathcliff
    • David Niven
      David Niven - Edgar Linton
    • Flora Robson
      Flora Robson - Ellen Dean
    • Geraldine Fitzgerald
      Geraldine Fitzgerald - Isabella Linton



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    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      the best

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      pennylane
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      The original and best movie of the classic novel ever made. The best Heathcliff and the best Cathy. To be watched over and over again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the great classics!

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      bryceage
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      This is a great adaptation of the Bronte novel. The acting is amazing throughout this haunting tale.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      excellent1939 love story

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      capricorn
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      Great acting excellent black and white love story really enjoyable great characters

      I would recommend this to a friend



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