Excellent, spooky and an early film of director Alfred Hitchcock, "Rebecca" holds your attention to the very end! A rich widower played by Laurence Olivier marries a shy and clumsy secretary. When she moves into Olivier's mansion, everyone seems to be comparing her with the original and recently departed wife, Rebecca, which almost drives her insane. The police concluded that Rebecca's death was because she drowned in a boat that accidentally capsized but new evidence suggests that it was caused otherwise. Tremendously haunting and tremendously entertaining. It gets full marks!

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Goerge Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, C. Aubrey Smith, Reginald Denny, Gladys Cooper, Philip Winter, Edward Fielding, Florence Bates

Directed by:

Alfred Hitchcock


1940 suspence/thriller

Not Rated.


Don Ignacio's score: A+

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