Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 130 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1940
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders
The second Mrs. de Winter is a shy and naive young woman, besotted with charming and urbane Maxim de Winter. They meet and fall in love while vacationing on the Riviera, and after a speedy marriage, return to Maxim’s vast English estate, Manderly. His wife is introduced to an army of servants who immediately, if subtly, display hostility towards her, as they all adored Rebecca, Max’s first wife, whose death is shrouded in mystery. As the servants become more hostile, the second wife grows more fearful, until she eventually learns the secret of what really happened to Rebecca.
Joan Harrison (Co-Writer)
Joan Harrison, an English screenwriter and producer who worked frequently with Alfred Hitchcock, was nominated for two Academy Awards in 1941: Best Adapted Screenplay for Rebecca and Best Original Screenplay for Foreign Correspondent.