Clift has the looks and the charm to convince as an archetypal Jamesian fortune-hunter in this meticulously assembled adaptation of Washington Square, but his fascinating performance also suggests an element of self-deception as he burrows his way into the affections of dowdy spinster de Havilland. She won the Oscar, he proved his thespian mettle in the testing company of ever-demanding Wyler and inveterate scene-stealer Richardson, the wealthy household’s canny paterfamilias.
- William Wyler
- Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins, Vanessa Brown, Betty Linley, Ray Collins, Mona Freeman, Selena Royle, Paul Lees, Harry Antrim, Russ Conway, David Thursby
- 115 min