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Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 12 April 1940 (USA)
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

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Top Rated Movies #157 | Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Storyline

A shy ladies' companion, staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer, meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter. She and Max fall in love, marry and return to Manderley, his large country estate in Cornwall. Max is still troubled by the death of his first wife, Rebecca, in a boating accident the year before. The second Mrs. de Winter clashes with the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold on everyone at Manderley. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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A lonely man, a lovely girl... struggling against the secret of Manderley See more »


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12 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Rebeka  »

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$1,288,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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The first film Alfred Hitchcock made in Hollywood and the only one that won a Best Picture Oscar. See more »

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When the Narrator and Maxim marry, he gives her a large bunch of flowers. She repeats "Perfectly lovely", but the second time, her lips do not move. See more »

Quotes

[urging Mrs. de Winter to jump out the window and end her misery]
Mrs. Danvers: Go ahead. Jump. He never loved you, so why go on living? Jump and it will all be over...
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Crazy Credits

The original 1940 credits read "Selznick International presents its picturization of Daphne Du Maurier's 'Rebecca'". The credits on the re-issue version read "The Selznick Studio presents its production of Daphne Du Maurier's 'Rebecca'". See more »

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Featured in Hollywood: The Selznick Years (1969) See more »

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Love's Old Sweet Song (Just a Song at Twilight)
(1884) (uncredited)
Music by J.L. Molloy
Hummed by Joan Fontaine
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A Fine Classic
26 July 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This fine classic combines a great director, a great story, and a great cast. Any one of those would have made for a good movie, but all three make it an excellent one. Hitchcock's style and eye for detail combine very well with a story (from a novel that is extremely good in its own right) filled with psychological fear and settings that are interesting and suggestive.

Most of the time the story itself moves fairly slowly, allowing the focus to be on the characters, but there are also a couple of very good plot twists, which can be very surprising if you've not seen the movie or read the novel. So if you happen not to know the story, it's a good idea to see the film before reading a lot of comments about it. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, and George Sanders are all perfectly cast and do a wonderful job bringing their characters to life, and making you feel a part of the story.

"Rebecca" should be satisfying not only to any Hitchcock fan, but to anyone who likes classic movies. Whether you like romance, suspense, or drama, they're all here, and put together by a director and cast that are masters of their art.


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