Wuthering Heights is a 1939 American romantic period drama film directed by William Wyler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. It is based on the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. The films stars Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven and Geraldine Fitzgerald.

It had eight nominations of the Academy Awards, including for Best Picture and Best Actor. It was also nominated for original score, but lost to The Wizard of Oz.


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Set in 19th-century England, wealthy young Cathy Earnshaw (Merle Oberon) shares a loving bond with Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier), a poor childhood friend who now works in her stables. Unfortunately, things become complicated when the affluent Edgar Linton (David Niven) decides to pursue Cathy, and Heathcliff leaves out of resentment. Though Heathcliff returns with a self-made fortune, he realizes he may have lost Cathy in his absence.

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