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A superb cinematic version of the Henry James' novel "Washington Square." After discovering that his bride-to-be is going to be disinherited, a handsome young fortune hunter jilts her on the night of their elopement. Years later, when the woman's fortune is secured, the man returns and again asks for her hand, but his erstwhile sweetheart has other plans for him. Copeland's score is magnificent. Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Picture; Best Director.
1949 - Academy Awards - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w) Winner
1949 - Academy Awards - Best Costume Design (b&w) Winner
1949 - Academy Awards - Best Actress Winner
1949 - Academy Awards - Best Original Score Winner
Miriam Hopkins - American Actress
Vanessa Brown - Actress
Harry Horner - Prod. Designer/Director
Olivia de Havilland - Oscar-winning American actress, THE HEIRESS (1949)
Olivia DeHavilland - Oscar-winning American actress, THE HEIRESS (1949)
Olivia deHaviland - Oscar-winning American actress, THE HEIRESS (1949)
Mona Freeman - American Actress
William Wyler - Acclaimed Director
Willi Wyler - Acclaimed Director
Montgomery Clift - American Actor, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
Edward Montgomery Clift - American Actor, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
Ralph Richardson - British Actor
Sir Ralph Richardson - British Actor
Augustus Goetz - Screenwriter
Ray Collins - American Character Actor
Ruth Goodman Goetz - American Writer
Aaron Copland - American Composer/Pianist
John Meehan - Art Director- Sunset Blvd.
Leo Tover - Cinematographer
Catherine, the plain, shy daughter of a wealthy physician, has never received either tenderness or attention. So when a handsome young man comes along and claims to love her, she eagerly returns his affections. Her cold, stern father, however, realizes that the suitor cares more for Catherine's money than for her... and he does everything in his considerable power to destroy the relationship.
THE HEIRESS was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996. Copyright 1949 Paramount Pictures, renewed 1977 by EMKA.