Wuthering Heights (1939)
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Directed by: William Wyler
Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson
Wuthering Heights ranked # 73 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.
Wuthering Heights is a 1939 film, directed by William Wyler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.
It is based on the celebrated novel by Emily Bronte, although the film only depicts sixteen of the novel's thirty-four chapters.
The novel was adapted for the screen by Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht and John Huston. It is considered to be the best film version of Bronte's novel ever made, and was the film responsible for making Laurence Olivier a Hollywood star.
The film earned nominations for eight Academy Awards, including the awards for for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best cinematography, which Gregg Toland won for his work on the film.
- 1939: NYFCC Award for Best Picture of the Year
- 1939: Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Samuel Goldwyn claimed that this film is his favorite of all his productions.
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