My Cousin Rachel Overview:

My Cousin Rachel (1952) was a Mystery - Romance Film directed by Henry Koster and produced by Nunnally Johnson.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorRichard BurtonNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle Wheeler, John DeCuir; Set Decoration: Walter M. ScottNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph LaShelleNominated
Best Costume DesignCharles LeMaire, Dorothy JeakinsNominated

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Books that Make Bad Films: My Cousin Rachel

By Judy on Apr 3, 2020 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

I had hopes for My Cousin Rachel (2017). I don’t know why. I’d already discovered–despite my enjoyment of the 50s version–that the book wouldn’t translate well to film without a big overhaul. I guess I hoped a director smart enough to cast Rachel Weisz in the key role w... Read full article

My Cousin Rachel (1952, Henry Koster)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 1, 2018 From The Stop Button

Olivia de Havilland is top-billed on My Cousin Rachel, but Richard Burton?s the star. For better or worse. Burton?s a young English gentleman, de Havilland is his cousin. And his cousin?and guardian?s?widow. She doesn?t appear for the first twenty-five minutes of the film, which instead have Burton ... Read full article

My Cousin Rachel: Is Olivia de Havilland a Murderer?

By Rick29 on May 22, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Can you name two real-life sisters who each starred in a Hollywood adaptation of a Daphne Du Maurier novel? The answer, as you may have known, is Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland. Joan naturally starred in Rebecca, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 Oscar-winner. Olivia portrayed the title role in 1... Read full article

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Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland did not get along during filming.
Greta Garbo turned down the role of Rachel.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onSeptember 7, 1953 with Olivia de Havilland reprising her film role.
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