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The Resource The heiress, a Paramount picture ; written for the screen by Ruth and Augustus Goetz ; produced and directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)

The heiress, a Paramount picture ; written for the screen by Ruth and Augustus Goetz ; produced and directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)

Label
The heiress
Title
The heiress
Statement of responsibility
a Paramount picture ; written for the screen by Ruth and Augustus Goetz ; produced and directed by William Wyler
Title variation
William Wyler's The heiress
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Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Directed with a keen sense of ambiguity by William Wyler, this film based on a hit stage adaptation of Henry James's Washington Square pivots on a question of motive. When shy, emotionally fragile Catherine Sloper (Olivia de Havilland, in a heartbreaking, Oscar-winning turn), the daughter of a wealthy New York doctor, begins to receive calls from the handsome spendthrift Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift), she becomes possessed by the promise of romance. Are his smoldering professions of love sincere, as she believes they are? Or is Catherine's calculating father (Ralph Richardson) correct in judging Morris a venal fortune seeker? A graceful drawing-room drama boasting Academy Award-winning costume design by Edith Head, The Heiress is also a piercing character study riven by emotional uncertainty and lacerating cruelty, in a triumph of classic Hollywood filmmaking at its most psychologically nuanced"--Container
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Heiress (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Director of photography, Leo Tover ; editor, William Hornbeck ; music, Aaron Copland
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.H44 2019
PerformerNote
Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins, Vanessa Brown, Mona Freeman, Ray Collins, Betty Linley, Selena Royle
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1981
  • 1902-1983
  • 1902-1972
  • 1928-1999
  • 1889-1965
  • 1890-1951
  • 1904-1983
  • 1902-1964
  • 1901-1983
  • 1900-1990
  • 1843-1916
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  • Wyler, William
  • Goetz, Ruth
  • Goetz, Augustus
  • De Havilland, Olivia
  • Clift, Montgomery
  • Richardson, Ralph
  • Hopkins, Miriam
  • Brown, Vanessa
  • Freeman, Mona
  • Collins, Ray
  • Linley, Betty
  • Royle, Selena
  • Tover, Leo
  • Hornbeck, William
  • Copland, Aaron
  • Goetz, Ruth
  • James, Henry
  • Paramount Pictures, Inc
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
115
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
974
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heiresses
  • Rich people
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Elopement
  • Disinheritance
  • Abusive men
Technique
live action
Label
The heiress, a Paramount picture ; written for the screen by Ruth and Augustus Goetz ; produced and directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/012/318/000000000012318408.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the stage play by Ruth and Augustus Goetz; suggested by the Henry James novel Washington Square
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1949
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer; New conversation between screenwriter Jay Cocks and film critic Farran Smith Nehme; New program about the film's costumes featuring costume collector and historian Larry McQueen; The Costume Designer, a restored 1950 short film featuring costume designer Edith Head; Appearance by actor Olivia de Havilland on a 1986 episode of The Paul Ryan Show; Excerpts from a 1973 tribute to director William Wyler on The Merv Griffin Show, featuring Wyler, de Havilland, and actors Bette Davis and Walter Pidgeon; Wyler's acceptance speech from The American Film Institute's 1976 Salute to William Wyler; Interview with actor Ralph Richardson filmed in 1981 for the documentary Directed by Willam Wyler; Trailer; An essay by critic Pamela Hutchinson
Accompanying material
1 insert (illustrations ; 48 x 38 cm folded to 19 cm x 12 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[disc 1]. [Feature film and trailer] -- [disc 2]. Special features
Control code
on1090563698
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (104 min.)
Isbn
9781681435800
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
jp 06/19
Other control number
715515229517
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC3023DDVD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1090563698
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital monaural
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The heiress, a Paramount picture ; written for the screen by Ruth and Augustus Goetz ; produced and directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/012/318/000000000012318408.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the stage play by Ruth and Augustus Goetz; suggested by the Henry James novel Washington Square
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1949
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer; New conversation between screenwriter Jay Cocks and film critic Farran Smith Nehme; New program about the film's costumes featuring costume collector and historian Larry McQueen; The Costume Designer, a restored 1950 short film featuring costume designer Edith Head; Appearance by actor Olivia de Havilland on a 1986 episode of The Paul Ryan Show; Excerpts from a 1973 tribute to director William Wyler on The Merv Griffin Show, featuring Wyler, de Havilland, and actors Bette Davis and Walter Pidgeon; Wyler's acceptance speech from The American Film Institute's 1976 Salute to William Wyler; Interview with actor Ralph Richardson filmed in 1981 for the documentary Directed by Willam Wyler; Trailer; An essay by critic Pamela Hutchinson
Accompanying material
1 insert (illustrations ; 48 x 38 cm folded to 19 cm x 12 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[disc 1]. [Feature film and trailer] -- [disc 2]. Special features
Control code
on1090563698
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (104 min.)
Isbn
9781681435800
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
jp 06/19
Other control number
715515229517
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC3023DDVD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1090563698
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital monaural
Video recording format
DVD

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