Rebecca

Rebecca

Alfred Hitchcock made his debut as a Hollywood director with this lavish adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s bestseller about an innocent young woman whose whirlwind romance with the handsome Maxim de Winter takes a dark turn when she’s forced to confront the legacy of his late wife Rebecca in the form of her sinister housekeeper.

Alfred Hitchcock made his debut as a Hollywood director with this lavish adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s bestseller about an innocent young woman whose whirlwind romance with the handsome Maxim de Winter takes a dark turn when she’s forced to confront the legacy of his late wife Rebecca in the form of her sinister housekeeper. This Best Picture winner managed to satisfy fans of classic romance while proving as intense as any of the Master’s thrillers. 

Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson. 1940. 130 min. USA. B&W. English. DCP. 

All film screenings of Oscar® Sundays are available here.

Back to Main Series