Olivia De Havilland and Montgomery Clift light up the screen in this spellbinding, landmark drama. De Havilland is Catherine Sloper, an aristocratic young woman living under the scrutiny of her malevolent father. When a handsome but penniless suitor proposes, her father believes he could only be after her vast estate and threatens disinheritance. Based on the stage version of Henry James' renowned novel Washington Square, this is a masterpiece of love, deception and betrayal.
Olivia de Havilland's Oscar winning performance in The Heiress has been hailed as de Havilland's "finest work ever." Like director William Wyler's previous masterpiece The Best Years of Our Lives, this tightly controlled drama is an all-time classic (it was added to the Library of Congress's National Film Registry in 1996), and as Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne commented, its reputation has steadily improved with the passage of time. It was de Havilland who sought the services of director William Wyler for this superlative film adaptation of Henry James' 1881 novel Washington Square, after director Lewis Milestone urged her to see the acclaimed stage adaptation by married playwrights Ruth and Augustus Goetz. De Havilland had already won her first Oscar (for her role in the 1946 drama To Each His Own), and recognized a prestigious opportunity when she saw one. Wyler enthusiastically agreed, and The Heiress was fast-tracked for production in early 1949. Released on October 6 of that year, the film eventually earned eight Academy Award nominations, winning the Oscar for Best Actress, Art Direction, Costume Design, and Music (the last for Aaron Copland's splendid score). When Martin Scorsese was preparing to film The Age of Innocence in 1992, he cited Wyler's film as a primary influence. (Washington Square was filmed again in 1997, with its original title and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Catherine.) The Heiress remains a shining example of a true cinematic achievement!.

Standard Academy Ratio 1.33:1                    Uncompressed  Monaural Sound                                               115 Minutes

Upcoming Friday Night Screenings at CineMartinez for 2020:
Due to the COVID 19 physical distancing recommendations we are resuming our Friday night showings on May 29th with  outdoor screenings weather and curfew permitting.  Limited to 10 in attendance inclusive of the group member who requested  the film. Compulsive hand washing, wearing masks, and keeping a 6 foot distance from others  will be enforced. We will notify the 10 guests selected via e-mail. Stay safe, and hope to see you all soon at the movies.

Please note that this schedule is an attempt to accommodate requested favorites, but is by no means cast in stone and may, at my discretion, undergo changes to programming.​​​ 

​August 7-         The Heiress (In memory of Olivia de Havilland)

August 14-       Adventures of Don Juan (1949) 

August 21-        Ford v Ferrari (2019)

August 28-        Summer Stock (70th Anniversary)

September 4-   1917 (2019)

September 11- The Walk  3D  (2016) In memory of the WTC.

September 18-  Jaws 4K  (45th Anniversary presentation)
September 25-  Conspiracy of Hearts (60th Anniversary)

October 2-         Can-Can (60th Anniversary)

​October 9-         Not Without My Daughter (30th Anniversary)

October 16-       Strange Cargo (80th Anniversary) 

October 23-       The Letter (80th Anniversary)

October 30-       The Haunted Mansion (2003) Halloween Movie

November 6-     There's a Girl in My Soup (50th Anniversary)
November 13-   White Nights (35th Anniversary) 

November 20-   Private Benjamin (40th Anniversary)

November 27-   The Way (2012)

December 4-     Witness (35th anniversary)

​December 11 -  Darling Lili (50th Anniversary, Humberto's Birthday)

December 18-   Guys and Dolls (65th Anniversary)

December 25-   Song of Norway (50th Anniversary)

                                                              Happy New Year 2021

January 1-       Little Women (2019)

January 8-       The Edge of Darkness (1943)

January 15-     ​The Runner Stumbles (1979)

January 22-     Wuthering Heights (1939)

January 29-     Cats (2019)

February 5-     The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973)

February 12-   An Affair to Remember (Valentine's Movie)

February 19-   Maleficent, Mistress of Evil  3D (2019)

February 26-  ​Gable and Lombard (1976)

March  5th-    The Good Liar (2019)

March 12th-  Paint your Wagon (1969)

March 19th-  JoJo Rabbit (2019)

March  26th- Shining Through (1992)

April     2nd-  The April Fools (1969)

April      9th-  Joker  (2019)

April    16th- The Prince of Tides (30th Anniversary)







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                                Showing August 7th, 2020 at 7:00PM

                                   A Tribute to Olivia de Havilland

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