Release Date: March 28th, 1940

DVD Release Date: September 7th, 1999

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Gladys Cooper

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Selznick International Pictures

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: 1940s, Death, Transformation, Deception, Suspenseful, England, Husband, Wife, Mystery, Dark, Emotional


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