About

Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter. She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistre...

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Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

Robert E. Sherwood (Screenplay)
Joan Harrison (Screenplay)
Daphne Du Maurier (Novel)
Philip MacDonald (Adaptation)
Michael Hogan (Adaptation)

Runtime

130 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The shadow of this woman darkened their love.

Cast

Keywords

love based on novel or book secret death suspense film noir bride rural setting costume party age difference obsession estate housekeeper monte carlo cornwall england devotion second wife

Photos

Lists

#172 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#597 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#318 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White George Barnes

Oscar for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Robert E. Sherwood Joan Harrison

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction, Black-and-White Lyle R. Wheeler