The Heiress



Dull and plain Catherine lives with her emotionally distant father, Dr. Sloper, in 1840s New York. Her days are empty -- filled with little more than needlepoint. Enter handsome Morris Townsend, a dashing social climber with his eye on the spinster's heart and substantial inheritance.

  1. William Wyler


  2. Henry James


  3. Ruth Goetz


  4. Augustus Goetz


Top Billed Cast

  1. Olivia de Havilland

    Olivia de Havilland

    Catherine Sloper

  2. Montgomery Clift

    Montgomery Clift

    Morris Townsend

  3. Ralph Richardson

    Ralph Richardson

    Dr. Austin Sloper

  4. Miriam  Hopkins

    Miriam Hopkins

    Lavinia Penniman

  5. Vanessa Brown

    Vanessa Brown


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The Heiress
The Heiress



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 6, 1949


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget $2,600,000.00

Revenue -



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