Rent Rebecca (1940)

4.0 of 5 from 237 ratings
2h 6min
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Synopsis:
Whilst on holiday, young timid ladies companion (Joan Fontaine) meets handsome and wealthy widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) whose wife Rebecca has recently died in a boating accident. The two fall in love and marry. However, her joy is short lived when she returns to the de Winter estate and soon discovers that Rebecca still has a strange, unearthly hold over everyone there.
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Directors:
Writers:
Daphne Du Maurier, Robert E. Sherwood
Others:
Joan Harrison, George Barnes, Lyle Wheeler, Franz Waxman, Jack Cosgrove, Hal C. Kern, Arthur Johns
Studio:
Fremantle
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance, Thrillers
Collections:
10 Films to Watch if You Like Rebecca, 10 Films to Watch if You Like: Licorice Pizza, A Brief History of Lesbian Cinema, Acting Up: British Actors at the Oscars, Acting Up: British Actresses at the Oscars, Alfred Hitchcock's British Films, Cinema Paradiso's 2023 Centenary Club: Part 1, Drama Films & TV, Getting to Know: Olivia de Havilland, Hitchcock in the 1940s, Memory Lane: Films Set in 1920s, Oscar Nominations Competition 2024, Oscar's Two-Time Club, Oscars: Winners & Losers, Roger Corman's Poe Cycle, Romantic Film Pairings for Valentine's Day, The Best Gothic Horror Films, The Best Paper To Projector Films, The Biggest Oscar Snubs: Part 1, The Instant Expert's Guide to Claude Chabrol, The Instant Expert's Guide to Yasujiro Ozu, Top 10 Best Picture Follow-Ups, Top 10 British Actresses of the 1940s, Top 10 Films About Trains: Thrillers, Top 10 Golden Bear Winners, Top 10 World Cinema Remakes, Top 100 AFI Thrills, What to Watch Next If You Liked Nomadland
Awards:

1941 Oscar Best Picture

1941 Oscar Best Cinematography Black and White

BBFC:
Release Date:
12/04/2000
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Cast Biographies Quotes and Trivia
  • Film Trivia, Awards and Taglines. Photo Gallery
  • A Conversation with Hitchcock
  • An Interview With Kim Newman
  • The Real Me - (The Thin One)
  • Extracts from Francois Truffaut's Book - 'Hitchcock'
  • Biography Quotes And Trivia

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Reviews (3) of Rebecca

This production is wonderful for its sustained, threatening atmosphere - Rebecca review by CH

Spoiler Alert
13/08/2015

Still chills, after 65 years, as only black-and-white can do. Hitchcock never fails to entertain. Sound quality has suffered a bit with age, and sadly there are no sub-titles.

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Hitchcock's American Debut. - Rebecca review by Steve

Spoiler Alert
22/02/2021

Fairly faithful adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's rewrite of Jane Eyre makes for one of the screen's great gothic romances. Rebecca was Hitch's first in the dream factory and it is is much longer and visually more spacious and opulent than his British films, with a more prominent score. But less audacious.

Laurence Olivier is well cast for that touch of ruthlessness that he could never quite conceal, Judith Anderson is legendary as Mrs. Danvers, and Joan Fontaine breaks your heart every time as... well, we never even learn her name, as the book/film is titled after the first Mrs. de Winter!

It is a story in which we are invited to empathise with an inexperienced woman who marries into one of the great homes of England, only to be tormented by the memory of her husband's former wife.

Supposedly Hitch wanted to hollow out and reimagine the source novel, but David Selznick insisted he stay close to the source. Many see this as more of a Selznick than a Hitchcock, but I think that underplays the Master's technical mastery. He does a great job of making the second Mrs. de Winter look small, lost and isolated at Manderley and the ballroom scene is a triumph. Whoever provides the signature, this is one of the great Hollywood films.

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This DVD has no subtitles, don't overlook it like I did! - Rebecca review by NG.

Spoiler Alert
05/11/2021

(Don't take my star rating seriously). After rental after rental with subs, I didn't check whether this DVD has subtitles because I took subtitles for granted.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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