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The Criterion Collection: The Heiress DVD & Blu-ray

The Criterion Collection: The Heiress DVD & Blu-ray

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Set in 19th-century New York, it is the story of Catherine (Olivia de Havilland), a shy, awkward spinster with a sizable inheritance, whose father (Ralph Richardson) objects to her involvement with the charming but poor 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 ... More
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Set in 19th-century New York, it is the story of Catherine (Olivia de Havilland), a shy, awkward spinster with a sizable inheritance, whose father (Ralph Richardson) objects to her involvement with the charming but poor 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 correct in judging Morris a venal fortune seeker? Based on a hit stage adaptation of HENRY JAMES's Washington Square. New 4k digital transfer. 2 hours, 2 DVDs or 1 blu-ray disc, B&W.

Details

Packaging: Boxed
Run Time: 2 hours
Format: Widescreen
Number of discs: 2 DVDs or 1 blu-ray disc
Language: English
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Black & White
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Rating: NR

Extras

• New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• 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 1979 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 William Wyler
• Trailer
• PLUS: An essay by critic Pamela Hutchinson

Cast

Olivia de Havilland and Montgomery Clift


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