Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.
The cast includes three Oscar winners: Sir Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, and George Sanders; and three Oscar nominees: Dame Judith Anderson, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, and Gladys Cooper.
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 new Mrs. De Winter first enters the room to do her correspondence, there are three books on the table. An establishing shot shows that the book on the left is labeled "menus", and the one in the center is labeled "addresses". Mrs. de Winter picks up the one on the left, and it is now revealed in a close-up to read "addresses" on the cover.
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.