Rebecca

1940

Drama / Mystery / Romance / Thriller

79
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 92%
IMDb Rating 8.1 10 109,793

Synopsis


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Cast

Alfred Hitchcock as Man-Dipping Attraction Worker
George Sanders as Thomas Ayerton
Joan Fontaine as Eve Graham
Laurence Olivier as Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones
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130 min
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1.95 GB
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130 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by calvinnme 9 / 10 / 10

A film with a nameless protagonist and an invisible namesake

This was Alfred Hitchcock's first American-made film. Quite frankly, I'm amazed at how well Hitchcock "got" what American audiences wanted in their suspense films, hitting them out of the park from the moment he began working in the US. Apart from being a tad bit long, this is a well made film. I love the inside of Mandalay and Sir Laurence Olivier played a wonderful mysterious and sullen Maximillian De Winter opposite his new wife, a beautiful and naive young Joan Fontaine who is never even given a name here, probably deliberately and in keeping with how mousy and "second hand" she feels about herself in relation to the first and late Mrs. De Winter, who is actually Rebecca from the title. Of course there is also George Sanders, playing the type of character he is best known for--sarcastic, snobby, self-assured, pompous, witty and verbose. He hits the nail on the head as Rebecca's "cousin" - so he calls himself. Of course the most eerie and unsettling character was Mrs. Danvers, Rebecca's housekeeper or "maid in waiting." Danvers takes great pains in sabotaging the second Mrs. De Winter's marital relationship with Max de Winter,--even going as far as calmly urging her to to plunge to her death into the water from Rebecca's bedroom window at Mandalay. There are a couple of twists in this movie, but I won't give them away. It's best if you watch them unfold yourself in true Hitchcockian style. I will say that Rebecca, the first wife of Max de Winter, is NEVER seen, but we learn about her by what is said about her by the various characters, even going as far as seeing the untouched shrine of a bedroom maintained by Mrs. Danvers. But soon you learn that Rebecca was never the perfect wife Danvers and others make her out to be. The ending is a surprise in more way than one, and yet Mrs. Danvers gets the last word in her own way. A great movie by Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick.

Reviewed by mmerda_zima 8 / 10 / 10

a true masterpiece

It was a true masterpiece. A beautiful piece of art. Hitchcock makes your heart beat fast during almost half of the movie. Hitchcock's movies have a peculiarity. If you see that the beginnings of his movies is good rest assured that by the end of the movie you will be lost for words. He's not only the master of suspense but the master of romance. He makes the world more beautiful and mysterious to me. I wish i could keep this feeling inside a bottle

Reviewed by ericrnolan 8 / 10 / 10

A very short review of "Rebecca" (1940)

Scratch one thing off the bucket list - I finally got around to watching Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca." (A cinephilic uncle introduced me to a handful of the director's better known classics when I was an adolescent - "Rebecca" was one that we never got around to.) Based on my own enjoyment of it, I'd rate this film an 8 out of 10. Please bear in mind that this is one of the slower Hitchcock films. Until its plot accelerates toward its end, it spends much of its running length as a methodically paced, brooding Gothic romance and mystery. It's also a psychological thriller, and you can tell that Hitchcock is working to translate onto the screen its character-focused source novel. (I haven't read Daphne du Maurier's eponymous 1938 book.) "Rebecca's" final act brings the viewer into familiar Hitchcock territory with some interesting surprises. What I liked best about seeing the director's style, however, was his trademark sharp characters and dialogue - with both heroes and villains sparring in a dry-witted and rapid-fire fashion. It's something you don't often see today. I don't think all old movies are like this - some of the "classics" I've been recommended are absolutely vapid. But Hitchcock treated his viewer as intelligent adults, and I think it's part of the reason why people love him.

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