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Over 20 actresses were tested for the role of Mrs. de Winter, which eventually went to newcomer Joan Fontaine. One of them was Vivien Leigh, whom Laurence Olivier was pressing for, as they were a couple at the time.
The Second Mrs. de Winter:
I want you to get rid of all these things.
Mrs. Danvers: But these are Mrs. de Winter's things.
The Second Mrs. de Winter: *I* am Mrs. de Winter now!
When the de Winters first arrive at Manderlay and have got wet in the rain, Mrs de Winters's hair alternates between being almost dry to being rather wet.
The original 1940 credits read "Selznick International presents its picturization of Daphne Du Maurier's 'Rebecca'". The credits on the re-issue version read "The Selznick Studio presents its production of Daphne Du Maurier's 'Rebecca'".
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