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Wuthering Heights (1939) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by William Wyler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Emily Brontė published in 1847.

Wuthering Heights was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2007.

Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorLaurence OlivierNominated
Best Supporting ActressGeraldine FitzgeraldNominated
Best Art DirectionJames BaseviNominated
Best DirectorWilliam WylerNominated
Best PictureSamuel Goldwyn ProductionsNominated
Best WritingCharles MacArthur, Ben HechtNominated

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1001 Classic Movies: Wuthering Heights

By Amanda Garrett on Oct 6, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Wuthering Heights (1939) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. This literary adaptation stars Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon as a couple whose love transcends death. Each week, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and revie... Read full article

Great films of 1939: "Wuthering Heights" September 3 at the Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Sep 2, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

Great films of 1939: "Wuthering Heights" September 3 at the Daystar Center Great films of 1939: Wuthering Heights Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL When: September 3, 2016 Time: 6:45 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald Wuthering Heights (1939) is the ta... Read full article

The Essential Films of 1939: Wuthering Heights

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 21, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon wander the moors in Wuthering Heights. The Director: William Wyler. The Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, and Geraldine Fitzgerald. Source Material: Emily Bronte's 1846 novel. A vintage poster for Wuthering Heights. ... Read full article

Wuthering Heights (1939) (2)

By Beatrice on Jan 23, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Wuthering Heights Directed by William Wyler Written by Charles MacArthur and Ben Hecht based on the novel by Emily Bront? 1939/USA The Samuel Goldwyn Company First viewing/Warner Home Video DVD #131 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This is a beautiful looking film and Laurence Olivier beco... Read full article

Wuthering Heights (1939) (1)

on Aug 13, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite books, and I conveniently bought the 1939 adaptation with Sir Laurence Olivier recently (I totally didn’t come up with arbitrary excuses to rewatch my favorites as part of Summer Under the Stars).? Every literary fan has their favorite adaptation of Emil... Read full article

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Quotes from

Lockwood: Would it be taxing your remarkable hospitality if I sat down?
Heathcliff: I hope my hospitality will be a lesson to you to make no more rash journeys on these moors. As for staying here the night, I don?t keep accommodations for visitors. You can share a bed with one of the servants
Lockwood: Thanks. I?ll sleep in a chair, sir.
Heathcliff: No, no. A stranger is a stranger. Guests are so rare in this house that I hardly know how to receive them? I and my dog. Joseph ? open ip one of the upstairs rooms!

Heathcliff: Cathy! Cathy! Come in! Cathy! Come back to me! Oh Cathy, do come! Oh, do, once more! Oh, my heart?s darling! Cathy! My own? my?Cathy!

Lockwood: Help! Help! Mr. Heathcliff! Mr. Heathcliff! There?s somebody out!

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The film was not a big financial success when first released. It had to be re-released years later to earn a profit.
Samuel Goldwyn later claimed that this was his favorite production.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada-April 6, 1939: "Wuthering Heights" may be shown in Quebec Province if certain excisions are made, Arthur Laramee, censor chairman said yesterday. He denied that the film had been formally banned.
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Wuthering Heights

Released 1939
Inducted 2007

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