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Rebecca 

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A British gentleman's innocent bride grapples with intrusive reminders of his deceased wife.
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1997  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Charles Dance ...  Maxim de Winter 2 episodes, 1997
Diana Rigg ...  Mrs. Danvers 2 episodes, 1997
Geraldine James ...  Beatrice 2 episodes, 1997
Jonathan Cake ...  Favell 2 episodes, 1997
Emilia Fox ...  The Second Mrs de Winter 2 episodes, 1997
Tom Chadbon ...  Crawley 2 episodes, 1997
Denis Lill ...  Giles 2 episodes, 1997
John Branwell John Branwell ...  Ben 2 episodes, 1997
Lucy Cohu ...  Rebecca 2 episodes, 1997
John Horsley ...  Frith 2 episodes, 1997
Jonathan Stokes Jonathan Stokes ...  Robert 2 episodes, 1997
Kelly Reilly ...  Clarice 2 episodes, 1997
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Based on the Gothic romance novel by Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca is a classic tale of love and hate. Maxim de Winter (Charles Dance) marries a woman (Emilia Fox) half his age, only a year after his first wife, the beautiful and accomplished Rebecca (Lucy Cohu), dies. She finds herself in an aristocratic social world for which her middle class upbringing did not prepare her, and housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Dame Diana Rigg) despises her for taking her darling Rebecca's place. But these are not the only problems to face. Written by <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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Max de Winter (Charles Dance) tells the girl (Emilia Fox) that he is twice her age and he could be her father. In another mini-series, Fallen Angel (2007), Dance played the role of Fox's father. See more »

Goofs

Emilia Fox has both ears pierced, twice, in each ear lobe, and this was clearly visible while portraying the character of the second Mrs de Winter, even though she only had one pair of earrings in at a time. In the 1920s piercing the ear multiple times was unheard of, and did not come into fashion until the 1980s. See more »

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Maxim de Winter: "... let him chase his own tail if he wants to, it's something dogs do."
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Alternate Versions

Version aired on PBS and subsequently released to home video in the USA has 13 minutes cut from episode one. Cut scenes: Max and Mrs de Winter are shown spending another afternoon together, in between Mrs Van Hopper's party and her making plans to leave for New York. (2 min.) Mrs de Winter and Max in the hotel lobby after the proposal. (30 sec.). Max and Mrs de Winter on board a cruise ship before returning to England -- includes a bedroom scene and Mrs de Winter getting a makeover that displeases Max. (4 min.) Various scenes of scenery around Manderley, and Mrs de Winter walking around the house and gardens. (2 min.) Beatrice and Mrs de Winter lunching with Max's senile grandmother (Jean Anderson). (4 min.) While in the garden, Mrs de Winter sees Mrs Danvers and Jack at the window. (30 sec.) Episode two has approx. 10 seconds edited out of the scene when Mrs de Winter and Max are talking while lying in bed. Although all the dialogue still remains, the nudity was censored. Note: As of 2017, the longer uncut version is available on streaming video and some later DVD publications in the USA. See more »

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Version of Broadway Television Theatre: Rebecca (1952) See more »

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Music by James P. Johnson
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To the commentator who mentioned it, the second Mrs. DeWinter had no first name
1 October 2007 | by gbays85See all my reviews

The second Mrs. DeWinter has no first name, and she was never given one for the film. Caroline DeWinter was the ancestor that the second Mrs. DeWinter dressed as for the costume ball. If this was not mentioned in the film, it should have been. It is mentioned in Alfred Hitchcock's masterful version of the book, by Dame Judith Anderson. Now, in context of the film, it was definitely closer to the book than Hitchcock's version (which you can blame David O. Selznick for the changes in the plot), and there is some very good acting, but it still seems like what it is, and that is a television film. Christopher Gunning provided a very emotional score though, with a heart wrenching theme for cello and orchestra.


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13 April 1997 (USA) See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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