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Wuthering Heights Overview:

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)

AwardRecipientResult
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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Wuthering Heights (1939): Death Be My Destiny

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 27, 2019 From 4 Star Films

It’s almost instantly reasonable to clump this cinematic adaptation of Emily Bronte’s?Wuthering Heights with other contemporary pictures swirling with gothic menace like Rebecca, Suspicion, and Jane Eyre. The latter film, of course, is based off the novel of another of the Bronte Sisters... Read full article


Watching 1939: Wuthering Heights (1939)

on Feb 7, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Heathcliff: You just want to send me off. That won't do. I've stayed here and been beaten like a dog, abused and cursed and driven mad, but I stayed just to be near you, even as a dog. And I'll stay 'til the end. I'll live and I'll die under this rock.


Hindley, as a child: You never had a father, you gypsy begger. You can't have mine!


Heathcliff, as a child: Let all the world confess, that there is not in all the world a more beautiful damsel than the Princess Catherine of Yorkshire.
Cathy, as a child: But I - I'm still your slave.
Heathcliff, as a child: No, Cathy. I now make you my queen. Whatever happens out there, here you will always be my queen.


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Facts about

Los Angeles - April 5, 1939: Samuel Goldwyn has withdrawn "Wuthering Heights" from the entire province of Quebec. Quebec censors demanded deletions because certain sequences dealt with divorce and infidelity, situations long frowned upon by the Quebeck board. Goldwyn refused to make the cuts. Whether the picture will play in other provinces is not known.
The film was not a big financial success when first released. It had to be re-released years later to earn a profit.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 14, 1954 with Geraldine Fitzgerald reprising her film role.
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