Rebecca (1940) was Alfred Hitchcock’s first American film and collaboration with producer David O. Selznick. It was also the only Hitchcock film to ever win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Rebecca is based on the best-selling novel by Daphne du Maurier. The moody suspense classic stars Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. Fontaine plays a young, innocent woman who falls in love with the older widower, Maxim de Winter (Olivier), heir to the magnificent estate, Manderley. When the new Mrs. de Winter settles in to her new home, the spirit of Rebecca, Maxim’s deceased first wife, overwhelms her. And to make matters worse, housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson) does everything to keep Rebecca’s memory alive, thus diminishing her new mistress. What is the secret that Rebecca took with her to the grave? A secret that haunts the inhabitants of Manderley still. A secret that even the grave cannot contain.
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