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Wuthering Heights (1939)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Wuthering Heights (1939)

In director William Wyler's superb romantic drama - of Emily Bronte's novel about a haunted love story:

  • the opening scene as a stranger staggered through a blizzard on the Yorkshire moors to find refuge at Wuthering Heights
  • the romantic scenes of Cathy (Merle Oberon) and Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier) in their make-believe castle on windy Peniston Crag on the atmospheric moors where they professed their eternal love to each other
  • Cathy's realization: "I am Heathcliff"
  • the tragically romantic death scene in Cathy's bedroom as Heathcliff was reunited with her and carried her to the window for one last look at the moors in the distance as she died in his arms
  • the final memorable scene of the ghosts of Cathy and Heathcliff reunited on Peniston Crag on the moorlands


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