William Wyler, Wuthering Heights, 1939 (still); photo: courtesy Photofest

Wuthering Heights (1939)

Saturday, July 27, 2019

1 p.m.

Floor 1, Phyllis Wattis Theater

$10 Members

$12 General

Generational trauma and tormented romance intertwine in the first of two adaptations presented in the Haunted series of Emily Brontë’s 1847 novel, a pinnacle of the gothic genre.

Brontë’s Wuthering Heights follows the passionate and obsessive love of Heathcliff and Catherine against the wild, windy, and brooding Yorkshire moors. William Wyler’s genteel adaptation bears all the hallmarks of a quintessential old-Hollywood romance: a swelling soundtrack, a narratively dense script, and a star-studded cast, including Laurence Olivier as the brooding and vengeful Heathcliff.

Print source: British Film Archive

Film Details

Director: William Wyler

Year: 1939

Running time: 103 minutes

Country: United States

Format: 35mm

Rights: Park Circus

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