Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Heiress

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016

07:00 PM – 08:45 PM

 Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Introduced by Joshua Starnes, President of the Houston Film Critics Society

Based on Henry James’s novel Washington Square, this film follows Olivia de Havilland as Catherine, the plain, reclusive daughter of the wealthy and tyrannical Dr. Sloper (Ralph Richardson). Montgomery Clift is the handsome and cunning Morris Townsend who courts Catherine, although her father considers him a fortune-seeking scoundrel. They reunite after her father dies, and the film’s final scene is chilling and memorable. Her powerful, nuanced performance earned de Havilland her second Academy Award.

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  • Law Building
  • 1001 Bissonnet
    Houston, TX 77005

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Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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