About

Dull and plain Catherine lives with her emotionally distant father, Dr. Sloper, in 1840s New York. Her days are empty -- filled with little more than needlepoint. Enter handsome Morris Townsend, a dashing social climber with his eye on the spinster's heart and substantial inheritance.

8.2
15
Directed by

William Wyler

Written by

Henry James (Novel)
Augustus Goetz (Screenplay)
Ruth Goetz (Screenplay)

Runtime

115 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A truly great motion picture

Cast

Keywords

new york city marriage love wealth money 19th century manhattan, new york city inheritance famous score fortune spinster fortune hunter white gloves embroidery

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Emile Kuri John Meehan

Oscar for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Edith Head

Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role Olivia de Havilland