The Heiress

1949, 115m, DCP, U.S.

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Screened April 18, 2018

In 1840s New York, lonely Olivia de Havilland envisions escaping icy father Ralph Richardson by making off 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. Four Oscars went to the picture, including to Aaron Copland for his score and to de Havilland as Best Actress. (More Than Meets the Eye: William Wyler)

A film by William Wyler