Director: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
, Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
, George Sanders
George Sanders
, Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
Alfred Hitchcock


Director: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
, Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
, George Sanders
George Sanders
, Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
Alfred Hitchcock

Blu-ray (Black & White)

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Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, the classic psychological thriller Rebecca was Alfred Hitchcock's first American film. Joan Fontaine plays the unnamed narrator, a young woman who works as a companion to the well-to-do Mrs. Van Hopper (Florence Bates). She meets the wealthy widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) in Monte Carlo, where they fall in love and get married. Maxim takes his new bride to Manderlay, a large country estate in Cornwall. However, the mansion's many servants refuse to accept her as the new lady of the house. They seem to be loyal to Maxim's first wife, Rebecca, who died under mysterious circumstances. Particularly cruel to her is the prim housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), who is obsessed with Rebecca. She continually attests to her beauty and virtues (referring to her as "the real Mrs. de Winter") and even preserves her former bedroom as a shrine. The new Mrs. de Winter is nearly driven to madness as she begins to doubt her relationship with her husband and the presence of Rebecca starts to haunt her. Eventually, an investigation leads to the revelation about Rebecca's true nature. Producer David O. Selznick had the final cut of the picture, which was drastically altered from Hitchcock's original vision.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/05/2017
UPC: 0715515203319
Original Release: 1940
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 2:10:00
Sales rank: 9,586

Special Features

New 4k digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Audio Commentary from 1990 featuring film scholar Leonard J. Leff; Isolated music and effects track; New conversation between film critic and author Molly Haskell and scholar Patricia White; New interview with film historian Craig Barron on Rebecca's visual effects; Daphne du Maurier: In the Footsteps of "Rebecca," a 2016 French television documentary; Making-Of Documentary from 2007; Footage of screen, hair, makeup, and costume tests for actors Joan Fontaine, Anne Baxter, Vivien Leigh, Margaret Sullavan, and Loretta Young; Casting gallery with notes by Director Alfred Hitchcock and Producer David O. Selznick; Hitchcock interviewed by Tom Snyder on a 1975 episode of NBC's Tomorrow; Tomorrow interview with Fontaine from 1980; Audio Interviews from 1986 with actor Judith Anderson and Fontaine; Three radio versions of Rebecca, from 1938, 1944, and 1950, including Orson Welles's adaptation of the novel for the Mercury Theatre; Theatrical rerelease trailer; Plus: An essay by critic and Setznick biographer David Thomson and selected Selznick production correspondent, including with Hitchcock

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Olivier Maxim de Winter
Joan Fontaine Mrs. de Winter
George Sanders Jack Flavell
Judith Anderson Mrs. Danvers
Nigel Bruce Maj. Giles Lacey
Reginald Denny Frank Crowley
C. Aubrey Smith Col. Julyan
Gladys Cooper Beatrice Lacy
Florence Bates Mrs. Van Hopper
Melville Cooper The Coroner
Leo G. Carroll Dr. Baker
Leonard Carey Ben
Lumsden Hare Tabb
Edward Fielding Frith
Philip Winter Robert
Forrester Harvey Chalcroft
Billy Bevan Policeman
Alfred Hitchcock Man Outside Phone Booth
Leyland Hodgson Chauffeur

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director
George Barnes Cinematographer
Edmond F. Bernoudy Asst. Director
Howard Bristol Set Decoration/Design
Jack Cosgrove Special Effects
Joan Harrison Screenwriter
Michael Hogan Screenwriter
Hal Kern Editor
Philip MacDonald Screenwriter
James Newcom Editor
Jack Noyes Sound/Sound Designer
Joseph B. Platt Set Decoration/Design
David O. Selznick Producer
Robert E. Sherwood Screenwriter
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
Daphne du Maurier Source Author

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