Wuthering Heights 1939 movie trailer

The Academy-award nominated 1939 movie of Wuthering Heights, starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon, is a well-done black-and-white classic (despite the color photo on the cover of the DVD).

Wuthering Heights 1939 movie The film includes characters and events from only 16 of the 34 chapter Emily Bronte wrote, so the second generation of characters is completely eliminated. However, this Wuthering Heights 1939 movie has been designated as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and included in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

You may watch the trailer below.

The cast of this 1939 Wuthering Heights includes some very big names, which most likely contributed to its success.

  • Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff
  • Merle Oberon as Catherine Earnshaw Linton
  • David Niven as Edgar Linton
  • Flora Robson as Ellen Dean
  • Geraldine Fitzgerald as Isabella Linton
  • Hugh Williams as Hindley Earnshaw
  • Donald Crisp as Dr. Kenneth
  • Leo G. Carroll as Joseph
  • Miles Mander as Mr. Lockwood – the stranger
  • Cecil Kellaway as Earnshaw, Cathy’s father
  • Cecil Humphreys as Judge Linton
  • Sarita Wooton as Cathy – as a Child (as Sarita Wooten)
  • Rex Downing as Heathcliff – as a Child
  • Douglas Scott as Hindley – as a Child
  • Vernon Downing as Giles


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