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Rebecca (1940) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Daphne du Maurier published in 1938.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorLaurence OlivierNominated
Best ActressJoan FontaineNominated
Best Supporting ActressJudith AndersonNominated
Best Art DirectionLyle WheelerNominated
Best CinematographyGeorge BarnesWon
Best DirectorAlfred HitchcockNominated
Best Film EditingHal C. KernNominated
Best Music - ScoringFranz WaxmanNominated
Best PictureSelznick International PicturesWon
Best WritingRobert E. Sherwood, Joan HarrisonNominated
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DOUBLE BILL #16: Rebecca (1940) and The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947)

By Carol Martinheira on Jul 10, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #16: Rebecca (1940) and The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947) On July 10, 2018July 10, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized I like ghost stories. I like how they can be anything, how they can fit into an array of genres without ever losing themselves. I like the possibil... Read full article


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By John Grant on Apr 30, 2018 From Noirish

The second of two British crime novellas that I’ve read in a row rounds out April. The book that I started last night after I’d finished this one is just under 600 pages long, so I doubt I’ll have it finished by the beginning of May . . . ===== Software genius Jason Wells recently ... Read full article


Blu-ray Review: Rebecca ? The Criterion Collection

By Devon Powell on Sep 30, 2017 From Hitchcock Master

Spine #135 Distributor: Criterion Collection (USA) Release Date: September 05, 2017 Region: Region A Length: 02:10:40 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: English Mono Linear PCM Audio (48 kHz, 1152 kbps, 24-bit) Subtitles: English SDH Ratio: 1.33:1 Bitrate: 35.69 Mbps Notes: This title is also a... Read full article


Fridays With Mary Pickford: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)

on Apr 14, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Hollywood loves the simplicity of recycling. What works for one star will surely work for another, and so it was when the studio discovered another pint-sized sprite with sausage curls: Shirley Temple. Temple was groomed and marketed as the next Mary Pickford so it stands to reason many of Temple... Read full article


TCM Classic Film Festival Day 2: The Dawn of Technicolor, STEAMBOAT BILL JR., REBECCA, BOOM!

By Lara on Mar 30, 2015 From Backlots

Dear readers, I’m usually so good about posting right after festival events, but after several late nights, I needed some sleep. The festival is now over, and I’m getting back into the swing of things. I apologize for the delay! Day 2 was a jam-packed one at the TCM Classic Film Festival... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mrs. Danvers: Go ahead. Jump. He never loved you, so why go on living? Jump and it will all be over...


'Maxim' de Winter: You thought I loved Rebecca? You thought that? I hated her!


Mrs. Danvers: I watched you go down just as I watched her a year ago. Even in the same dress you couldn't compare.
Mrs. de Winter: You knew it! You knew that she wore it, and yet you deliberately suggested I wear it. Why do you hate me? What have I done to you that you should ever hate me so?
Mrs. Danvers: You tried to take her place. You let him marry you. I've seen his face - his eyes. They're the same as those first weeks after she died. I used to listen to him, walking up and down, up and down, all night long, night after night, thinking of her, suffering torture because he lost her!
Mrs. de Winter: I don't want to know, I don't want to know!
Mrs. Danvers: You thought you could be Mrs. de Winter, live in her house, walk in her steps, take the things that were hers! But she's too strong for you. You can't fight her - no one ever got the better of her. Never, never. She was beaten in the end, but it wasn't a man, it wasn't a woman. It was the sea!
Mrs. de Winter: Oh, stop it! Stop it! Oh, stop it!
Mrs. Danvers: [opening the shutters] You're overwrought, madam. I've opened a window for you. A little air will do you good. Why don't you go? Why don't you leave Manderley? He doesn't need you... he's got his memories. He doesn't love you, he wants to be alone again with her. You've nothing to stay for. You've nothing to live for really, have you? Look down there. It's easy, isn't it? Why don't you? Why don't you? Go on. Go on. Don't be afraid...


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Facts about

Ronald Colman turned down the part of Max de Winter. Vivien Leigh and Loretta Young tested for the role of Mrs. de Winter.
In order to maintain the dark atmosphere of the book, Alfred Hitchcock insisted that the film be shot in black and white.
Margaret Sullavan tested for the role of Mrs. de Winter.
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