Rebecca 1940

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Rebecca ★★★★ 1940

Based on Daphne Du Maurier's bestselling novel about a young unsophisticated girl who marries a moody and prominent country gentleman haunted by the memory of his first wife. Fontaine and Olivier turn in fine performances as the unlikely couple. Suspenseful and surprising. Hitchcock's first American film and only Best Picture Oscar. 130m/B VHS, DVD . Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, George Sanders, Nigel Bruce, Florence Bates, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Denny, Leo G. Carroll, Sir C. Aubrey Smith, Melville Cooper; D: Alfred Hitchcock; W: Joan Harrison, Robert Sherwood; C: George Barnes; M: Franz Waxman. Oscars '40: B&W Cinematog., Picture.