The Heiress (1949)

heiress“Don’t be kind to me, father. It doesn’t become you.” – Catherine Sloper

Number of Times Seen – 1 (28 May 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A young women who is set to inherit a fortune is pursued by a poor suitor.  She believes he truly loves her, but other (including her father) doubt his sincerity.

My Take on it – Olivia de Havilland won an Oscar for her role as a young woman in love who doesn’t know whether to trust her own instincts or those of her father.

The story itself moves quite slowly, but the dialogue and the acting is superb here. Montgomery Clift is the only main actor who is bland here and he was much criticized for this role.

This movie is slightly above average, but isn’t as great as some of Director William Wyler’s other work.

Bottom Line – Drags too much, but the performances are pretty good.  De Havilland won a Best Actress Oscar for her role.

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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