Wuthering Heights (1970)

35mm film, colour

A British fantasy film directed by Robert Fuest.

Plot Summary

Yorkshire farmer Mr Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city with a young boy named Heathcliff. His son, Hindley, resents the boy but Heathcliff becomes the inseperable friend of Hindley's sister, Catherine. The two grow up on the Moors, happy with their blossoming relationship – and then Cathy meets Edgar Linton…


Directed by: Robert Fuest
© MCMLXX [1970] American International Pictures (England) Ltd.
An American-International picture. James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff present
Executive Producer: Louis M. Heyward
Produced by: Samuel Z. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson
Associate Producer: John Pellatt
Screenplay by: Patrick Tilley
Based on the Novel by: Emily Brontë
Director of Photography: John Coquillon
Supervising Film Editor: Reginald Mills
Film Editor: Ann Chegwidden
Music Composed and Conducted by: Michel Legrand
Sound Recordists: Brian Marshall, Nolan Roberts
Costumes by: Nathans
Make-up: Bill Lodge
Hairdresser: Maud Onslow
Production Designer: Philip Harrison
Filmed on location in the West Riding of Yorkshire and at Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England
Casting: Sally Nicholl

Anna Calder-Marshall (Cathy [Earnshaw])
Timothy Dalton (Heathcliff)
Harry Andrews (Mr Earnshaw)
Pamela Brown (Mrs Linton)
Judy Cornwell (Nellie)
James Cossins (Mr Linton)
Rosalie Crutchley (Mrs Earnshaw)
Hilary Dwyer (Isabella [Linton])
Julian Glover (Hindley [Earnshaw])
Hugh Griffith (Doctor Kenneth)
Morag Hood (Frances)
Ian Ogilvy (Edgar [Linton])
Peter Sallis (Mr Shielders)
Aubrey Woods (Joseph)
Wendy Alnutt
John Comer
Dudley Foster
Gordon Gostelow
Lois Daine
Keith Buckley

Alternative Titles

Cime tempestose – Italian title
Cumbres borrascosas – Spanish title
Humiseva harju – Finnish title
O Morro dos Ventos Uivantes – Brazilian title
Sturmhöhe – West German title
Svindlande höjder – Swedish title


Monthly Film Bulletin no.449 (June 1971) – credits, synopsis, review
Today's Cinema no.9774 (27 January 1970) p.8 – note (Fuest for ‘Heights)
Today's Cinema no.9801 (5 May 1970) pp.4-5 – credits (In production)
Today's Cinema no.9803 (12 May 1970) pp.32-33; 32 – illustrated note (Weathering heights by Sue Clarke); credits (In production)

by Walt Lee p.551 – credits