Foully unknown and underrated. de Havilland goes from sweet, innocent and naive to a scary I-will-not-be-fooled-again only with her eyes. Brilliant acting.
One-liners that hit you and leave you gasping.
"He must come. He must take me away. He must love me, he must..." ♥♥♥
This film was a revelation for me. Montgomery Clift was more than a pretty face--but what an exceptionally pretty face it was. Olivia de Havilland is excellent. I'm stingy with 5-star ratings, but I'm going there, in part because of the uncompromising ending, all the more remarkable for a Hollywood film released in 1949.
The most compelling and artful performance Olivia de Havilland ever gave. She was never a great actress but she was dedicated. William Wyler lifted her. Playing opposite Montgomery Clift and Ralph Richardson didn't hurt either.
Another masterpiece in Wylers impeccable catalog, this one is all about the performances. De Havilland deserved the Oscar here, as her portayal is just flawless as she takes her character through a complete 180 turn from beginning to end. Clift plays her suitor quite well, giving a rather understated performance. Just a classic, seek it out asap.