Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock frequently clashed with Producer David O. Selznick over Hitchcock's habit of cutting in-camera. Rather than give Selznick several complete shots of each set-up so the movie could be assembled in a variety of ways, Hitchcock had the final cut already worked out ... ...
Maxim de Winter:
My suggestion doesn't seem to have gone at all well, i'm sorry.
The Second Mrs. de Winter: Oh but you don't understand! It's just that I, well i'm, not the person men marry.
Camera dollying back from Mrs. de Winter sitting on a chair brushes some flowers on a table.
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'".
The opening credits were re-done (with different font) for the 1950's re-release of the movie. It is these credits that have turned up on all telecasts of the film (even as recently as 2013) and all previous video releases. The Criterion release (which is now only available through outlet stores) restores all of the credits to their original form.
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