About

The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the moors and despite the cont...

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Directed by

William Wyler

Written by

Ben Hecht (Screenplay)
Charles MacArthur (Screenplay)
Emily Brontë (Novel)

Runtime

104 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

I am torn with Desire . . tortured by hate!

Cast

Keywords

sibling relationship rivalry jealousy based on novel or book 19th century love of one's life rags to riches yorkshire moor (terrain) central and south america

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#15 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Gregg Toland

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score Alfred Newman

Oscar nomination for Best Director William Wyler

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Laurence Olivier