The Heiress (William Wyler, USA, 1949)

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Crackles with allusive life and fire in its tender and agonized telling of an extraordinarily characterful tale.
— New York Times

Adapted from Henry James's Washington Square, The Heiress stars Olivia de Havilland as the eponymous heroine, who falls in love with a handsome young gent (played by Montgomery Clift), despite the objections of her emotionally abusive father (Ralph Richardson) who suspects the man of being a fortune hunter.

De Havilland deservedly won the Oscar for best actress and the film triumphed in three other categories - Costume Design, Art Direction and for Aaron Copeland's haunting score.