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The Heiress (6-Oct-1949)

Director: William Wyler

Writers: Ruth Goetz; Augustus Goetz

From novel: Washington Square by Henry James

From a play: The Heroes by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz

Music by: Aaron Copland

Producer: William Wyler

Keywords: Romantic Drama

The only daughter of a wealthy doctor falls for a handsome and charming fortune hunter; her father sees through him. Olivia de Havilland's signature performance. Won Oscars for Best Actress, Best Set Decoration, Best Costume Design and Best Dramatic Score; received additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, and Best Cinematography.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harry Antrim
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Vanessa Brown
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Montgomery Clift
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Ray Collins
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Olivia de Havilland
1-Jul-1916   Gone With the Wind
Mona Freeman
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Miriam Hopkins
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Ralph Richardson
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Selena Royle
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Olivia de Havilland   ...   Catherine Sloper
Montgomery Clift   ...   Morris Townsend
Ralph Richardson   ...   Dr. Austin Sloper
Miriam Hopkins   ...   Lavinia Penniman
Vanessa Brown   ...   Maria
Mona Freeman   ...   Marian Almond
Ray Collins   ...   Jefferson Almond
Betty Linley   ...   Mrs. Montgomery
Selena Royle   ...   Elizabeth Almond
Paul Lees   ...   Arthur Townsend
Harry Antrim   ...   Mr. Abeel
Russ Conway   ...   Quintus
David Thursby   ...   Geier


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