Wuthering Heights and lost Bronte film – The Yorkshire Post says

IT IS a reflection of Wuthering Heights, and its elevated place in literary history, that it continues to resonate so long after the novel by Emily Brontë was published in 1847 under her pseudonym Ellis Bell.

A rare image from the first film of Wuthering Heights in Haworth.

Yet, a century after the first motion picture of the alluring story was broadcast, the plot thickens as the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth try and seek a copy of what they are calling the ‘lost film’.

Not only would this help to add another chapter to the Bronte family’s already priceless legacy, but it would also represent a piece of cinematic history.

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This was one of the first productions after the signing of the Armistice to mark the end of the First World War and came at a time when the British film industry was trying to assert itself against the Americans.

Wuthering Heights remains a literary masterpiece.

Given the interest that there was in Haworth at the time, judging by archive photographs, there’s every likelihood that the film would, a century, on be just as gripping as Wuthering Heights itself.

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