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The Heiress (1949)
Studio: Paramount
Producer: William Wyler
Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Ralph Richardson, Montgomery Clift, Miriam Hopkins
Synopsis: A superb cinematic version of the Henry James' novel "Washington Square." After discovering that his bride-to-be is going to be disinherited, a handsome young fortune hunter jilts her on the night of their elopement. Years later, when the woman's fortune is secured, the man returns and again asks for her hand, but his erstwhile sweetheart has other plans for him. Copeland's score is magnificent. Academy Award® Nominations: 8, including Best Picture; Best Director.
Academy Awards®:
Best Picture   Nominated
Best Director William Wyler Nominated
Best Actress Olivia de Havilland Won
Supporting Actor Ralph Richardson Nominated
Leo Tover Nominated
Best Art Direction
John Meehan
Harry Horner
Set Decoration (b&w) Emile Kuri Won
Best Costume Design (b&w) Edith Head
Gile Steele
Best Music Score of a Drama/Comedy Aaron Copland Won
Golden Globes:
Best Actress Olivia de Havilland Won
National Board Review Award:  
Best Actor Ralph Richardson Won
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