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The Heiress

1949 Rated NR 1hr 56m

Dull and plain Catherine (Olivia de Havilland) lives with her emotionally distant father, Dr. Sloper (Ralph Richardson), in 1840s New York. Her days are empty -- filled with little more than needlepoint. Enter handsome Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift), a dashing social climber with his eye on the spinster's heart and substantial inheritance. William Wyler's Oscar-winning film is an adaptation of the Henry James novel Washington Square.

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Movie Details

1950 Academy Award®
  • Best Actress: Olivia de Havilland
  • Best Music Score
  • Best Art Direction Black and White
  • Best Costume Design Black and White
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Ralph Richardson
  • Best Director nominee: William Wyler
  • Best Cinematography Black and White nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.