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1939 Film Adaptation of Wuthering Heights

The 1939 film adaptation of Wuthering Heights, based on the novel by Emily Brontë, is considered an American movie classic.

Produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by William Wyler, the screenplay took some liberties with the original stories to streamline it into a film whose run time is less than two hours.

It covers barely half of the novel’s 34 chapters, cutting out the second generation of characters. Despite the liberties taken with the story, the film retained the dark, brooding mood of the book, and was generally praised by critics. Read More→

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