The Heiress

William Wyler (director)
Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz (play, screenwriters)
Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson (starring)

Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1949. Vintage studio still photograph taken on the set of the 1949 film, showing director William Wyler on a camera crane, capturing a nighttime party scene on a terrace.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.

Based on Ruth and Augustus Goetz's 1947 play, which was in turn based on Henry James' 1880 novel "Washington Square." A shy young woman falls in love with a poor but handsome man, to the displeasure of her father, who believes the man only wants her for her inheritance.

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning four, including Best Actress for Olivia de Havilland.

Set in 1850s New York City.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, lightly and evenly toned.

National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 974.

[Book #151426]