Joel’s review of Rebecca (1940)

We rented Rebecca, the first film Alfred Hitchcock made in Hollywood and the only one that won a Best Picture Oscar. Starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. It was….. somewhat interesting. Here’s a synopsis I found on IMDB:

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.

It’s probably a somewhat famous film, but I couldn’t get into it. Maybe because it was first seen in 1940 and I haven’t watched many films from the late 30’s and early 40’s. I fell asleep 3/4 of the way through. I eventually finished it, but meh.

Rebecca (1940)

Rebecca (1940)

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