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Big screen classics

Rebecca

Hitchcock’s adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s bestseller is a chillingly beautiful watch.

Image from Rebecca

USA 1940
Dir Alfred Hitchcock
With Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, George Sanders
131min
Digital
Certificate PG

An adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s bestseller, Hitchcock’s first American film centres on a naïve young woman (Fontaine) swept off her feet by aptly named aristo Maxim de Winter (Olivier) and taken to Manderlay, his Cornish mansion seemingly haunted by the spirit of his beautiful and sophisticated late wife Rebecca. George Barnes’ lustrous camerawork ensures that the house and estate become major characters.

The screening on Wednesday 12 July will be introduced by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large.

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