The Heiress 04/20/19

The Criterion Collection

William Wyler and a trio of fantastic actors make indelible movie history from a grim story by Henry James. How much of love is bald opportunism? How many successes married their way into money? And what’s a lovesick woman to do when a beau may not be true? This may be the key Wyler picture, with the strongest ‘staircase’ scene of them all. Superb performances from Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift and Ralph Richardson, with music by Aaron Copland. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.