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Rebecca
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Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier
'Maxim' de Winter
Joan Fontaine Joan Fontaine
Mrs. de Winter
George Sanders George Sanders
Jack Favell
Judith Anderson Judith Anderson
Mrs. Danvers
Nigel Bruce Nigel Bruce
Major Giles Lacy
Reginald Denny Reginald Denny
Frank Crawley
C. Aubrey Smith C. Aubrey Smith
Colonel Julyan
Gladys Cooper Gladys Cooper
Beatrice Lacy


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Daphne Du Maurier Daphne Du Maurier
(celebrated novel)
Robert E. Sherwood Robert E. Sherwood
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Another Hitchcock classic!

7 years, 6 months ago at Dec 9 2:05
I love this film because it is so dark, so mysterious, so tense and even quite lovely to watch as well. It is a very dark psychological story based on deep thinking mystery and puzzle solving. Rebecca is probably the classic of thrillers before Psycho was released especially because they are both Alfred Hitchcock films. Rebecca is one of those stories that you would get totally gripped with all th... read more

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6 years, 9 months ago at Oct 2 11:55
Though the only Hitchcock film to win a best picture Award, Rebecca remains over-looked by contemporary audiences, never to reach classic, essential Hitch status. Honestly, I'm not surprised. In its entire 130 minutes there is not a single, truly memorable scene. And great scenes are how we call movies back to mind. Sure we may vaguely remember liking a film or not liking a film, but ultimately ti... read more

A classic

4 years, 2 months ago at Apr 19 14:31
Since I’m a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock, I was really eager to check this flick. In my opinion, it is not one of his great masterpieces like ‘Psycho’, ‘North by Northwest’ or ‘Vertigo’ but it is still a very solid thriller nonetheless. It was actually a rather important movie in his career. Indeed, it was the first film he made in Hollywood and the only one that managed to win the B... read more
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Description: Joan Fontaine takes the starring role and narrates the story of her life as the second Madam de Winter. Fontaine, young and innocent, meets the worldly and sophisticated Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) while vacationing on the Riviera. After a whirlwind romance and marriage, the two return to his opulent English estate, Maderley, where Fontaine begins to realize she is not entirely welcome in her new role. Chief among her detractors is housekeeper Mrs. Danvers, who points out her every failing in relation to the previous mistress of the house, Rebecca. Fontaine is nearly driven to suicide by her inability to understand the my ... (more)
Release date: 12 April 1940
UPC: 013131080896
Tags: Thriller (22), Mystery (18), Drama (18), Romance (17), 1940s (16), 1940 (11), Gothic (9), Classic (9), Hitchcock (7), Suspense (7), England (6), Based On Novel (6), Widower (5), Monte Carlo (5), Flashback (5), Character Name In Title (5), Usa (4), Book Adaptation (4), Housekeeper (4), Film Noir (4)
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" TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: Rebecca PUBLISHED FORMAT: novel AUTHOR/CREATOR: Daphne du Maurier ORIGINAL PUBLICATION YEAR: 1938 HAVE I READ: No NOTES: N/A "


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"REBECCAReleased: 21 March 1940 (126 minutes)Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock Written by: Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan, Daphne Du Maurier Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan FontaineHOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3 TOTAL: 6 (++)"


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" DVD- 2hrs. 11min. First Viewing Hitchcock's only Best Picture winner is masterclass in mood and tone. Rebecca excels in every department, though Olivier does ham a bit too much, and creates an effectively mysterious gothic-drama. Monthly Wesley AwardsBest Actress- Joan Fontaine Best Adapted Screenplay- Joan Harrison and Robert E. Sherwood "


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