If you only know Laurence Olivier by reputation or his later, less-worthy roles (i.e.: Zeus in Clash of the Titans), then you owe it to yourself to see him in his best (non-Shakespearean) film performance as the handsome, haunted Heathcliff in this adaptation of the Emily Brontë literary classic.
In his first of eleven Oscar nominations, Olivier deftly conveys both the naive innocence of the character in his youth and the bitter spite of his later years. Winner of the Academy Award for Greg Toland's moody black and white cinematography, the film received eight nominations total, including Best Picture.
Wuthering Heights will air on Turner Classic Movies tomorrow night at midnight EST.