Wuthering Heights (1939)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  

USA, 1939.  .  Screenplay by , , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Romantically filmed, lush adaptation of Emily Bronte’s ever-so-popular novel about love between a brooding low-born young man () and a spoiled rich girl () who have been in love since childhood but are doomed to tragedy. Rich direction by William Wyler and a great supporting performance by the enigmatic  boost this melodramatic but enjoyable soaper.

Academy Award:  Best Cinematography-BW
Nominations: Best Picture; Best Actor (Laurence Olivier); Best Supporting Actress (Geraldine Fitzgerald); Best Director (William Wyler); Best Screenplay; Best Art Direction; Best Original Score

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