Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock and Cinematographer George Barnes used a technique known as "deep focus photography" in this movie. This is one of the few movies to use that technique before Citizen Kane (1941). Hitchcock had also used it in When Boys Leave Home (1927).
Mrs. de Winter:
He had a theory that if you should find one perfect thing, or place or person, you should stick to it. Do you think that's very silly?
Maxim de Winter: No, i'm a firm believer in that myself.
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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