|1949 The Heiress|
|Olivia de Havilland as Catherine|
According to the father, it's not likely that Catherine will ever marry because of her extreme shyness and lack of social skills. Due to the lack of affection from the father, it's only natural that when handsome and smooth talking Morris Townsend (Clift) comes along and gives her the attention she so desperately craves, she falls fast and hard in love.
Dr. Sloper suspects that Morris is after Catherine for one thing only: her riches. It doesn't help Catherine that her unintelligent and hopelessly romantic Aunt Lavinia (Mariam Hopkins) encourages her to pursue this relationship regardless of her father's voiced suspicion.
|Montgomery Clift as Morris Townsend|
Several years pass and Catherine is now a very wealthy woman. Guess who comes knocking on her door? You got it! Morris has the nerve to confess his undying love for her and that he only deserted Catherine because he didn't want her to lose her inheritance. He's conceitedly wrapped up in himself that he doesn't notice her coldness and how she backs away from his every touch. She lets him believe she still loves him, sends him on his way believing she's going to pack her belongings for their wedlock and honeymoon.
When he returns, she calmly has the door bolted leaving Morris desperately pounding it as he repeatedly cries her name. She finishes the last embroidery stitches, gathers her lighted glass oil lamp and steadily ascends the stairs retiring for the night.
|Bitterness and revenge|
I highly recommend this movie even though I've told you so much already! You won't regret it, in fact, I plan on watching this one again someday, for the brilliant acting skills alone.