Wuthering Heights

Synopsis: The story of unfortunate lovers Heathcliff and Cathy who, despite a deep affection for one another, are forced by circumstance and prejudice to live their apart. Heathcliff and Cathy first meet as children when her father brings the abandoned boy to live with them. When the old man dies several years later Cathy's brother, now the master of the estate, turns Heathcliff out forcing him to live with the servants and working as a stable boy. The barrier of class comes between them and she eventually marries a rich neighbor, Mr. Edgar Linton, at which point Heathcliff disappears. He returns several years later, now a rich man but little can be done.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): William Wyler
Production: United Artists
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Aye, and with reason.

I found him starving in Liverpool...

kicked and bruised and almost dead.

So you kidnapped him.

Not until I spent two pounds trying

to find out who its owner was.

But nobody would claim him,

so I brought him home.

- Giddap!

- Here, here!

Come on, you young imp of Satan.

Off with ye.

- Cathy, Hindley!

- Welcome home. The children are coming.

Don't look so shocked, Ellen.

He's going to live with us for a while.

Give him a good scrubbing...

and put some Christian clothes on him.

Food is what he needs most,

Mr. Earnshaw.

He's as thin as a sparrow.

Come into the kitchen, child.

Cathy! Hindley!

- Father, what did you bring me?

- Hello, Father!

There you are.

It's what you've always wanted.

A riding crop.

Be careful how you use it.

- Oh, it's wonderful!

- I'm so glad you got back soon.

- It's wonderful!

- Ow! Father, make her stop!

No, children.

This is Hindley's violin.

One of the best in Liverpool.

Here. Fine tone.

And a bow to go with it.

Here you are, Paganini.

Who's that?

- He was hungry as a wolf.

- Oh, children.

This is a little gentleman I met

in Liverpool who will pay us a visit.

He... He's dirty.

Oh, no. Don't make me

ashamed of you, Cathy.

When he's been scrubbed,

show him Hindley's room.

- He'll sleep there.

- In my room?

He can't. I won't let him.

Children, you may as well learn now

that you must share what you have...

with others not as fortunate

as yourselves.

- Take charge of the lad, Ellen.

- Come along, child.

What's your name?

We'll call him Heathcliff.

Heathcliff, I'll race you to the barn.

The loser has to be the slave.

Come on!


Come on!

Whoa. I won!

You're my slave! You have to do

as I say. Water my horse and groom it!

Oh, that's not fair!

It's too real.

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Charles MacArthur

Charles Gordon MacArthur (November 5, 1895 – April 21, 1956) was an American playwright, screenwriter and 1935 winner of the Academy Award for Best Story. more…

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