A young English girl in Monte Carlo falls in love with a rude, handsome stranger who proposes to her and rescues her from the drudgery of being a hired companion. But when he takes her to ... See full summary »
A naive young woman moves into the mansion that belongs to her new husband, a rich widower. She soon realizes the memory of his deceased first wife maintains a grip on her husband, as well as the staff of servants.
Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »
Beyond redemption, Rebecca hides from the world. A psychological addiction to sex manifests itself physically. She lives only to satisfy her desire. Faced with a void she cannot fill ... See full summary »
In the mid 19th Century, an enigmatic young woman moves to Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains totally aloof ... See full summary »
At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »
A young newlywed arrives at her husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.
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
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 »
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 »
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 »
To the commentator who mentioned it, the second Mrs. DeWinter had no first name
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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