🎦 Rebecca full movie HD download (Alfred Hitchcock) - Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance. 🎬
Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
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Alfred Hitchcock
Laurence Olivier as 'Maxim' de Winter
Joan Fontaine as The Second Mrs. de Winter
George Sanders as Jack Favell
Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers
Nigel Bruce as Major Giles Lacy
Reginald Denny as Frank Crawley
C. Aubrey Smith as Colonel Julyan
Gladys Cooper as Beatrice Lacy
Florence Bates as Mrs. Edythe Van Hopper
Melville Cooper as Coroner
Leo G. Carroll as Dr. Baker
Lumsden Hare as Tabbs
Forrester Harvey as Chalcroft
Philip Winter as Robert
Storyline: A shy ladies' companion, staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer, meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter. She and Max fall in love, marry and return to Manderley, his large country estate in Cornwall. Max is still troubled by the death of his first wife, Rebecca, in a boating accident the year before. The second Mrs. de Winter clashes with the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold on everyone at Manderley.
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Hitchcock waxing
Rebecca is one of the transition films that took Hitchcock from his British period to his early US period. Joan Fontaine, who just died as I write this, really is someone to behold in this film. It is always amazing how Hitchcock starts with innocuous situation, like a young woman employed as company for an elderly lady, woven together with a chance encounter, and ends up with a tightening noose around his characters. He perfected this in Psycho, and in the late, lesser work Family Plot - which is still remarkable.

As always, the suspense does not arise because the viewer is left in the dark about things the characters know. We discover the truth together with the main character, biting our knuckles.

Judith Anderson deserves a special mention. Her contempt for Fontaine's character, the usurper of the dead Goddess she worshiped as head housekeeper, drips off the screen. In general, the acting by the female lead and her female antagonist is much stronger, the roles are much juicier, than the male lead (a very competent Olivier) and his antagonist. Hitchcock really was a woman's director, and it shows in this film.

The sets are eerie, the costumes (by Edith Head? I don't recall for certain) perfect, even the letters that move the plot along are individualized in their handwriting.

It's gorgeous to watch, and the ending satisfies, yet the details are so rich, it is worth seeing again after a few years. I was on viewing #3.
One of Hitchcock's best films
In his long career, Alfred Hitchcock directed many great films. Rebecca ranks as one of the greatest. It was the only Hitchcock movie to win a Best Picture Oscar and it was his first Hollywood film after leaving England. This was also the first film in which he adapted someone else's work, the famous novel by de Maurier.

This film features all the twists and strange characters you would expect from Hitchcock along with the trademark unexpected ending. Sir Laurence Olivier is great, as usual, as Maximillian de Winter. The stunning Joan Fontaine is wonderful as "the Second Mrs. de Winter". Rebecca is an entertaining thriller by one of the masters of film.

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.
Joan Fontaine is impeccable
A great film directed by one of the greatest masters of the 7th art. The whole movie is really impeccable. But Joan Fontaine in particular. Laurence Olivier is also good but is not his best role. In my opinion, his best part is Szell in Marathon Man. George Sanders is also excellent, as in most movies. Judith Anderson also made a noteworthy role. The music is excellent. The cinematography, the direction, everything is top quality. A movie to be seen and reviewed at any time, with the same pleasure and the same thrill. I am convinced that the great Alfred twist in his grave seeing what movies are now, a few decades after his death.
Sinister and Creepy
The ending is more than a little ex machina. Very unpleasant types: Hecate van Hopper, Maximum de Winter, Deathly Danvers, Flakey Favell Foulenough, combine to bully a sweet, pretty, innocent, young girl with no name. But she slowly grows strong, takes Maxim in hand, and in the end sees off the others. This all takes place at Manderley, not Mandalay. Joan Fontaine is gorgeous.

Florence Bates, as van Hopper, has a vicious Hitchcockian way with a cigarette, a stubbing technique later adopted by Jessie Royce Landis in To Catch a Thief. Was this another way Hitchcock decided later to repeat himself ? Just a thought. I don't think he showed up personally in Rebecca.

An unusual Hitchcock perhaps, because it is heavy on atmosphere, somewhat reminiscent of Edgar Allan P, and although there is a modicum of suspense, it is slightly flat in that department. It's almost as if Alfred was feeling his way with his first film under American skies. Rebecca's death throes, her smile of satisfaction as she expires, reminds me of Claggart, although the film of Billy Budd was not produced until 22 years later. A gripping watch, but Olivier is extremely unappealing in his role. Other reviewers have explained that Selznick interfered with the direction of this film.
Hitchcock's first Hollywood masterpiece
This classical Hitchcock's Gothic mystery irresistibly reminds of "Gone With the Wind" (same producer), and also of Jane air (screenplay is based on novel of the same name by Daphne Maurie and it's written on the model of Charlotte Bronte). This is the first Hitchcock American/Hollywood movie so it has typical British flavor, like all previous Hitchcock mysteries. It is nominated for 11 Oscars and has won 2, for the best movie and the best black and white cinematography. I wouldn't say it's one of the best movies of all time, but it surely is masterpiece.

Good, if you're not expecting a typical Hitchcock film
Alfred Hitchcock was a brilliant English director know for his suspense films, so when Hollywood hired him, they did exactly what you'd expect; not have him direct a suspense movie. Of his first three Hollywood films, only one was suspense, with the others being a screwball comedy and the Gothic Rebecca.

The first time I saw Rebecca I was disappointed precisely because I was expecting something typical of the man behind North By Northwest, The Lady Vanishes, and Psycho. But if you go in without expectations of a typical Hitchcock film, this is an entertaining movie with some very nice touches, such as a wondrous scene in which Hitchcock brilliantly uses the camera to bring Maximillian's description of a moment with Rebecca to life.

The cast is good, particularly Judith Anderson as Danvers, and the film is handsomely mounted. It's not near Hitchcock's best, but it probably deserved to win an Oscar as much as any of the movies nominated that year (Sullivan's Travels, which came out the same year, should have won but wasn't nominated). It's a memorable movie well worth watching. Just don't expect much suspense.
Simply the Best
I have no qualms with holding my hands up and saying that 'I am a Laurence Olivier nut'. I would quite happily shout it from the rooftops for everyone to hear. Despite my stellar age of 24 I'm proud that I own all the films of his that I can own at present and I have at least watched the ones I haven't.

Larry was the reason I chose to watch 'Rebecca' in the first place and yet once I was finished, it became apparent to me that I could have loved the film regardless of who played Max.

Never has a film captured me so intently that watching it never seizes to be a pleasure. Just hearing that first, beautiful line. The simple and yet effective way that Joan Fontaine opens what goes on to be two hours of stunning film, is nothing but superb...I could watch it all day.

For somebody who's not a huge fan of black and white films, I'd probably always recommend this as a good place to start. The storyline is one that everyone can follow and make sense of. The love story is beautiful in the way it unfolds and the characters are intriguing.

Whilst Larry does make a stunning Maxim - brash, haughty, elegant, and yet caring underneath; it's really Joan Fontaine's character of Mrs Du Winter, who is truly deserving of the praise. Utterly and truly believable as a timid, awkward and shy young woman in love, she breaks out at the end to show the strength all woman have lurking underneath, (props must be given to Mr Hitchcock for playing on Ms Fontaines insecurities through filming as well)

'Rebecca' is a film that will forever be relevant in time, and I know that I will cherish this movie for the rest of my life.
A movie that takes you to Mandeley, a mansion and leaves you in the midst of a mystery.
Winner, Best Picture, 1941.

A typical Hitchock-ian thriller combined with a few brilliant performances by the cast. The movie begins like a typical Romance flick of the late 30s but as the movie goes on, the plot gets interesting. I was certain that the movie would be a vapid experience, but i was forced to budge.

One mistress makes way to another, one mystery gives rise to another.

The review is incomplete without praising Hitchcock's direction, the editing and the brilliant camera work that add to the suspense and tense moments that the movie is totally comprised of.

And like every Hitchcock movie, it has a denouement that really makes your perception of the film till that moment go astray leaving you shell-shocked as to how he could turn the story like the steering wheel of a car.

Hats off!
Entertaining thriller
A naïve young woman (Joan Fontaine) is in Monte Carlo working as a paid companion to Edythe Van Hopper (Florence Bates) when she meets the aristocratic but brooding widower Maximilian "Maxim" de Winter (Laurence Olivier). They fall in love, and within two weeks they are married. The young woman is now the second "Mrs. de Winter."

Maxim takes his new bride back to Manderley, his rather large country house in Cornwall. The housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), is domineering and cold, and is obsessed with the beauty, intelligence and sophistication of Maxim's dead wife Rebecca, the first Mrs. de Winter, preserving her former bedroom, the master suite, as a shrine. Although dead, Rebecca's presence is nonetheless pervasive - several things throughout the house - stationery, handkerchiefs, bed linens, even the master bedroom door - bear her ornate "R" or "R de W" monogram. As her closest confidant, Mrs. Danvers regularly comments on Rebecca's exceptional grace and style. When asked what Rebecca was like, Frank Crawley (Reginald Denny), Maxim's best friend and manager of the estate, absent-mindedly tells the new Mrs. de Winter that Rebecca was an exceptional beauty.

The new Mrs. de Winter is intimidated by her responsibilities and begins to doubt her relationship with her husband. The continuous reminders of Rebecca overwhelm her; she believes that Maxim is still deeply in love with his first wife. She also discovers that her husband sometimes becomes very angry at her for apparently insignificant actions. She also meets Rebecca's so-called "favorite cousin," Jack Favell (George Sanders), who visits the house while Maxim is away.
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📹 Rebecca full movie HD download 1940 - Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Gladys Cooper, Florence Bates, Melville Cooper, Leo G. Carroll, Leonard Carey, Lumsden Hare, Edward Fielding, Forrester Harvey, Philip Winter - USA. 📀