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The heiress / a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Ruth and Augustus Goetz ; produced and directed by William Wyler.

Wyler, William, 1902-1981 (film producer,, film director.). Goetz, Ruth, (screenwriter.). Goetz, Augustus, (screenwriter.). De Havilland, Olivia, (actor.). Clift, Montgomery, (actor.). Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983 (actor.). Hopkins, Miriam, 1902-1972 (actor.). Brown, Vanessa, 1928- (actor.). Freeman, Mona, (actor.). Collins, Ray, 1889-1965 (actor.). Linley, Betty, 1890-1951 (actor.). Royle, Selena, 1904-1983 (actor.). Tover, Leo, 1902-1964 (director of photography.). Hornbeck, William, 1901-1983 (editor of moving image work.). Meehan, John, 1902-1963 (art director.). Head, Edith, (costume designer.). Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 (composer.). Goetz, Ruth. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Heiress. (Added Author). Paramount Pictures, Inc., (production company.). Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm), (publisher.). Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins, Vanessa Brown, Mona Freeman, Ray Collins, Betty Linley, Selena Royle. (Cast).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Series Information

Universal Cinema classics.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Whiting PL - Whiting DVD FIC HEI (Text) 51735011731279 Adult department--DVDs Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the stage play by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, suggested by the Henry James novel "Washington Square".
Originally released as a motion picture in 1949.
Special features: introduction by "Turner Classic Movies" host and film historian Robert Osborne; theatrical trailer.
Formatted Contents Note:
Special features: Full frame version -- Exclusive introduction by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne -- Theatrical trailer -- Language: English Dolby digital 2.0 mono -- Subtitles: English (SDH) ; French.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Leo Tover ; editor, William Hornbeck ; art direction, John Meehan ; costumes, Edith Head ; music, Aaron Copland.
Participant or Performer Note:
Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins, Vanessa Brown, Mona Freeman, Ray Collins, Betty Linley, Selena Royle.
Summary, etc.:
A wealthy girl falls in love with a penniless man her father is sure only wants her for her money. When she plans to elope, her father threatens to disinherit her. Will she still go through with the marriage?
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; dual-layer; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
Language Note:
In English with optional French subtitles or optional English subtitles for the hearing-impaired.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, 1949: 4 awards including Best Actress (Olivia de Havilland).
Subject: Goetz, Ruth > Film adaptations.
Heiresses > Drama.
Rich people > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Elopement > Drama.
Disinheritance > Drama.
Abusive men > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Suspense films.
Thrillers > Feature.
Women > Feature.
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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