Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Director: William Wyler Cast: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2013
UPC: 0883929279470
Original Release: 1939
Rating: TV-PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 5,934

Special Features

Interview With Costar Geraldine Fitzgerald; Original Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Merle Oberon Catherine Eamshaw,Cathy Linton
Laurence Olivier Heathcliff
David Niven Edgar Linton
Flora Robson Ellen Dean
Geraldine Fitzgerald Isabella Linton
Donald Crisp Dr. Kenneth
Hugh Williams Hindley Earnshaw
Leo G. Carroll Joseph Earnshaw
Cecil Humphreys Judge Linton
Miles Mander Lockwood
Romaine Callender Robert the Butler
Cecil Kellaway Mr. Earnshaw
Rex Downing Heathcliff (younger)
Sarita Wooton Cathy (younger)
Douglas Scott Hindley (younger)
Alice Ehlers Harpsichordist
Frank Benson Heathcliffe Servant
Vernon P. Downing Giles
Harold Entwistle Beadle
Helena Grant Miss Hudkins
Sam Harris Wedding Guest
Schuyler Standish Little Boy
William Stelling Dancer
Eric Wilton Linton Servant
Sarita Wooten Cathy as a Child

Technical Credits
William Wyler Director
James Basevi Production Designer
Emily Brontë Source Author
Samuel Goldwyn Producer
Ben Hecht Screenwriter
Julia Heron Set Decoration/Design
Omar Kiam Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles MacArthur Screenwriter
Dan Mandell Editor
Alfred Newman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Blague Stephanoff Makeup
Gregg Toland Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wuthering Heights
1. Chapter 1 [1:26]
2. Chapter 2 [4:25]
3. Chapter 3 [4:30]
4. Chapter 4 [3:02]
5. Chapter 5 [4:30]
6. Chapter 6 [4:00]
7. Chapter 7 [2:26]
8. Chapter 8 [4:03]
9. Chapter 9 [9:10]
10. Chapter 10 [4:29]
11. Chapter 11 [2:00]
12. Chapter 12 [3:52]
13. Chapter 13 [6:27]
14. Chapter 14 [8:16]
15. Chapter 15 [3:44]
16. Chapter 16 [2:19]
17. Chapter 17 [5:45]
18. Chapter 18 [2:33]
19. Chapter 19 [2:51]
20. Chapter 20 [3:45]
21. Chapter 21 [8:17]
22. Chapter 22 [4:22]
23. Chapter 23 [4:36]
24. Chapter 24 [3:02]

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Wuthering Heights 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent interpretation of the Emily Bronte classic about a doomed love affair in 19th century England. Laurence Olivier is perfect as the brooding Heathcliff and the pretty Merle Oberon is great as high-spirited Cathy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is only one Heathcliff . . . and that is Olivier!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love, Love Love this move!!!!! Great acting wonderful story.