Olivia De Havilland as Catherine Sloper in ‘The Heiress’, 1949.
Catherine is a young woman who lives with her father in New York. Catherine is incredibly naive, shy, and considered ‘plain’. Her father Austin Sloper (Ralph Richardson), deserves the award for worst father ever. He’s incredibly patronizing to his daughter, doesn’t think she’s pretty or has any social skills, and believes any man who would marry her would only do so for her money! Although it turns out he’s right about that part....
Catherine ends up meeting Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift), and Morris is completely taken with her (or is he?....), and while at first Catherine doesn’t know how to be romantic, she soon gives in to her passion for him. Not in that way people! Just in being less shy and more outward with her romantic feelings.
But Morris is not as wonderful as he appears to be (and Montgomery Clift sure appears to be wonderful! And handsome. Swoon). When Morris proposes marriage, Catherine says yes. But she also tells him that with her father’s disapproval of her impending marriage, she won’t be getting (or wanting), any financial help from her father anymore. Morris is pretty disappointed, since his only reason for marrying Catherine is her inheritance.
So the next day, when Catherine prepares to leave to run away and marry Morris, she’s stood up.
So she’s completely devastated. And the result is terrible, since she becomes bitter and cold. After a few years, guess who shows up? Morris! He claims he still loves her (sure Morris), and left her that day because he didn’t want to leave her with nothing (since he didn’t have a job at the time-and still doesn’t-think you dodged a bullet Catherine!). Catherine pretends to forgive him, but then has the door bolted and leaves Morris shouting her name into the night.
Olivia was wonderful in this role! She was incredibly sympathetic and really heartbreaking as Catherine. She was very believable as a very naive and inexperienced woman. Her character’s story was incredibly sad, but she was amazing.
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È un mistero che io adoro quando nei film vecchi si inventano danze e musiche che non hanno nulla da vedere con la epoca e cultura che ripresentano, ma che io vada su tutte le furie se lo fanno in un film di oggi...
Anyone can fall in love with you Ingrid ❤
I may have decided to watch it as a part of Cary Grant's film study, but this is undoubtedly Ingrid Bergman's show all along. Whenever she is in a scene you can't take your eyes away. She is breaktakingly beautiful & her performance is brilliant to say the least. One of the greatest actresses of her time 👏👏 Love, happiness, turmoil, despair, hope or excitement , her eyes speak & you can see everything in them 😻😻 Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman share the most natural chemistry, nothing seems staged, it's all so real (even better than Cary & Irene Dunne). Hitchcock + Ingrid Bergman + Cary Grant = Greatness 🙌
72 years, since the movie released & still it's been watched & loved & recommended & it would keep going on.
As they say, an artist never dies & their art doesn't die too ❤
NOTORIOUS (1946) 8⃣▪1⃣ "There's nothing like a love song to give you a good laugh" ❤
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Joan Fontaine as ‘Woman’ in ‘Rebecca’, 1940.
Joan played ‘Woman’ (we never learn her name), who works as a paid companion for a rich older woman, Mrs. Edythe Van Hopper (Florence Bates). Joan’s character is a good companion and great worker, but even she gets bored with tending to Mrs. Van Hopper’s every whim. But unfortunately for her, she has no family (her father passed away), and no future prospects...so it’s this job or nothing. But then she meets Maximilian “Maxim” De Winter (Lawerence Olivier), and falls head over heels for him. Can’t blame you there girl.
And Maxim thinks this young woman is very pretty and funny, but he has a pretty condescending attitude toward her. But she’s naive so she doesn’t really realize.
But Maxim and she start spending more time together, and the woman starts neglecting her paid companion duties....Eventually Mrs. Van Hopper has had enough of Monte Carlo (where they all happen to be), and wants to leave. Woman doesn’t want to leave Maxim! So she pretty much makes a desperate plea to Maxim that she’s unhappy and wants to stay with him. And he tells her he wants to marry her! Whew! So she’s off the hook for leaving, and Maxim and she get married.
‘Woman’ and Maxim head to Maxim’s home, called ‘Manderly’, and ‘Woman’ quickly feels incredibly insecure about her new position as Mrs. De Winter. Especially when she learns that Maxim’s precious wife (yes he’s been married before), was the beautiful Rebecca (Rebecca died). ‘Woman’ can’t live up to that! Or so she thinks....And it makes matters worse when all the servants (especially Mrs. Danvers the housekeeper, Judith Anderson, seems to have a torch for Rebecca’s spirit), seem to disregard what ‘woman’ says and does, with ordering them around the house. Oh no they didn’t!
But eventually ‘woman’s’ confidence grows, and fueled by the fact that SHE is Mrs. De Winter now, and with the love and support of Maxim (even if he’s not the best at showing it)), she really does become the wife Maxim needs and the confident woman she was meant to become. But there are some troubles...Maxim didn’t tell ‘Woman’ this, but he saw Rebecca die. And now Rebecca’s body has been found.............