The Heiress

1949, 115m, 35mm, U.S.

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Screened December 5–10, 2017

In 1840s New York, lonely Olivia de Havilland envisions escaping icy father Ralph Richardson with suitor Montgomery Clift. Wyler directed his actors to go for the emotional jugular in his handsome screen version of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s adaptation of their hit play based on Henry James’ Washington Square and four Oscars went to the picture, including to Aaron Copland for his score and to de Havilland as Best Actress.

A film by William Wyler