Wuthering Heights (1970)
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as Cathy Earnshaw
as Edgar Linton
as Isabella Linton
as Mr. Earnshaw
as Mrs. Linton
as Mr. Linton
as Mrs. Earnshaw
as Hindley Earnshaw
as Dr. Kenneth
as Mr. Shielders
as Hareton Earnshaw
Critic Reviews for Wuthering Heights
Because Miss Brontë's Wuthering Heights defies easy or consistent interpretation... the director, and Patrick Tilley, who did the adaptation, have felt free to make bluntly clear relationships that in the novel remain forever ambiguous.
Wuthering Heights is a competent, tasteful, frequently even lovely re-adaption of Emily Bronte's Gothic, mystical love story. But the brooding tension, the electric passion of two lovers compelled to an inevitable tragedy is not generated.
Less melodramatic and earthier than the classic 1939 version with Olivier, Robert Fuest's take still heaves with passion thanks to Dalton's fiery chemistry with Anna Calder-Marshall's Cathy.
Obviously aiming for a little cultural respectability, producers Samuel Z Arkoff and James H Nicholson (co-founders of B-movie factory AIP) were rewarded with some striking images from cinematographer John Coquillon and steady direction from Robert Fuest.
Audience Reviews for Wuthering Heights
I was not that impressed. Wuthering Heights is supposed to be a literary classic. There are nine Wuthering Heights movies (from 1939 to 2012) in the Flixster database, so it has to be a good story right? For now I've rated this one 2 1/2 *'s. I will have to see a couple more at least to do some comparison rating.
I remember really enjoying the book when I read it in school. I remember finding it very tragic and sad. And feeling for the characters to spite their selfish and unkind behavior. I found that this version of the story presented the characters as completely unlikable and having NO redeeming qualities. Perhaps I need to revisit the book again as an adult.
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