Approved | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat's wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife's spectral presence.
Laurence Olivier, George Sanders, and Gladys Cooper all appeared in another Best Picture Oscar winner: Olivier in Hamlet (1948) (which he also directed), Sanders in All About Eve (1950), and Cooper in My Fair Lady (1964).
Maxim de Winter:
I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool.
When Mr. and Mrs. de Winter first arrive at Manderley, it begins to rain -- but the sun remains shining whilst it's raining.
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.