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

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!


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


Lockwood: Call off your ungodly dogs!


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Facts about

Producer Samuel Goldwyn felt that script was too dark for a romance movie, so he asked several writers to do a rewrite on the script, including a young John Huston, who said that the script needed no rewrite, it was perfect as it was.
Ronald Colman, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Robert Newton were all considered for the part of Heathcliff.
In the final sequence, the spirits of Heathcliff and Cathy are seen walking their favorite pathway. This was added after filming was complete, and because Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon had already moved on to other projects, doubles had to be used.
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