+ intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large
Hitchcock’s adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s bestseller is a chillingly beautiful watch.
Dir Alfred Hitchcock
With Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, George Sanders
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.
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