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The Heiress


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Olivia de Havilland Montgomery Clift Ralph Richardson This magnificent version of Henry James 's novel received tour Oscars including one for Best Actress for Olivia de Havilland's portrayal of the wealthy spinster Catherine Sloper. Montgomery Clift , in only his third film, gives a memorable performance as the young Townsend whose love she mistrusts. And
Ralph Richardson repeating his West End triumph as the tyrannical Dr Sloper gives one of his greatest screen performances.
Screenplay by RUTH AND AUGUSTUS GOETZ based upon their stage play suggested by HENRY JAMES 'S novel Washington Square
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Unknown: Olivia de Havilland
Unknown: Montgomery Clift
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Catherine Sloper.
Unknown: Montgomery Clift
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Augustus Goetz
Unknown: Henry James
Directed By: William Wyler
Catherine Sloper: Olivia De Havilland
Morris Townsend: Montgomery Clift
Dr Austin Sloper: Ralph Richardson
Lavinia Penniman: Miriam Hopkins
Maria: Vanessa Brown
Marion: Mona Freeman
Elizabeth Almond: Selena Royle
Jefferson Almond: Ray Collins

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