Wuthering Heights 1953

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Wuthering Heights ★★½ Abismos de Pasion; Cumbres Borrascosas 1953

Bunuel tackles the Bronte classic during his Mexican period, and comes up with a film containing little passion, but much of the customary Bunuel manic cynicism. The 1939 version is far superior, but fans of Bunuel will probably enjoy this one. Loosely adapted; in Spanish with English subtitles. Remade in another English-language version in 1970. 90m/B VHS . MX Irasema Dilian, Jorge Mistral, Lilia Prado, Ernesto Alonso; D: Luis Bunuel.