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Wuthering Heights (Original treatment script for the 1939 film) by  David Niven (starring)  Merle Oberon - 1937 - from Royal Books, Inc. (SKU: 149222)

Wuthering Heights (Original treatment script for the 1939 film)

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Wuthering Heights (Original treatment script for the 1939 film)

by William Wyler (director); Mordaunt Shairp (treatment); Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht (screenwriter); Samuel Goldwyn (producer); Emily Bronte (novel); Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, David Niven (starring)

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N.p.: N.p., 1937. Treatment script (here called a "Suggested Screen Treatment") for the 1939 film by British playwright and screenwriter Mordaunt Shairp. Annotation in holograph pencil on upper left of front wrapper, partially lost because of chipping.

Shairp, during his brief three year run as a screenwriter, worked previously with producer Samuel Goldwyn in 1935 on "The Dark Angel," directed by Sidney Franklin and starring Fredric March and Merle Oberon.

Based on the 1847 novel by Emily Bronte.

While "Wuthering Heights" proved to be a difficult production following a difficult casting, Goldwyn insisted for years that it was the best film he ever created-and it is certainly one of his finest. After a prolonged dispute with director William Wyler about the film's grim tone, Goldwyn went over Wyler's head to shoot a final scene suggesting that Heathcliffe (Laurence Olivier) and Cathy (Merle Oberon) were together in the afterlife, strongly departing from the source work, and creating a rift between Goldwyn and Wyler that would never heal, even as the film went on to be both critically and publicly lauded.

Olivier would later attribute much of his film acting technique to Wyler, who was known for forcing actors to repeat scenes ad nauseum, in this instance forcing Olivier to tone down sequences of overacting that were better suited for the stage.

Winner of an Academy Award and nominated for seven others, including Best Picture.

Gray titled wrappers, noted as Suggested Screen Treatment on the front wrapper, with credits for author Emily Bronte and screenwriter Mordaunt Shairp. Title page integral with first page, with credits for author Emily Bronte and screenwriter Mordaunt Shairp. 44 leaves, with last page of text numbered 44. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrappers Fair, with the very dry and brittle front wrapper separated, closed tears and chipping at extremities of front and rear wrapper., bound with three gold brads.

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Royal Books, Inc. US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
149222
Title
Wuthering Heights (Original treatment script for the 1939 film)
Author
William Wyler (director); Mordaunt Shairp (treatment); Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht (screenwriter); Samuel Goldwyn (producer); Emily Bronte (novel); Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, David Niven (starring)
Book condition
Used
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Place of Publication
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Date Published
1937
Keywords
Film Scripts | 1930s Cinema | Films with Literary Sources | Romance | Directors | Actors | Producers | Writers | Academy Awards | National Film Registry
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