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Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, stars of the film.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Produced by David O. Selznick
Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood
Joan Harrison
Philip MacDonald
Michael Hogan
Starring Laurence Olivier
Joan Fontaine
Music by Franz Waxman
Cinematography George Barnes
Editing by W. Donn Hayes
Studio Selznick International Pictures
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) March 21, 1940 (1940-03-21) (Miami premiere)
April 12, 1940 (1940-04-12) (USA)
Running time 130 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,288,000
Money made $6 million

Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological melodramatic thriller movie. This movie was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Joan Fontaine played a very young and naive woman. She marries a recently widowed man and moves to his large house in Cornwall. Laurence Olivier played Maxim de Winter, a rich man whose first wife, Rebecca, died recently. This movie is about obsession and cold treatment in relationships.

Rebecca won two Academy Awards including Best Picture.

In Monte Carlo, Max de Winter (Laurence Olivier) stops to speak to Mrs. Edythe Van Hopper (Florence Bates) only after recognizing her companion (Joan Fontaine), the girl he had encountered earlier.

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