REBECCA

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Thu, Oct 20 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Pride at FilmScene
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:130 minutes
Director:Alfred Hitchcock
Year Released:1940
Production Country:USA
Language:English

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"Magnificent romantic-gothic corn, full of Alfred Hitchcock's humor and inventiveness."Pauline Kael, New Yorker

"The screen version is subtle, electrifying -- and almost as fascinating as the novel."Mae Tinee, Chicago Tribune

A young woman weds 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. Imbued with a mixture of fear and desire, the young bride takes it upon herself to investigate the secrets held by her handsome but reserved husband, his housekeeper who never recovered from Rebecca’s death, and the spectral presence of the deceased wife who seems to torment her alone. A narrative that explores the expectations and confines of gender, as well as the fluidity of sexuality in life (and in death), Rebecca ranks among the greatest works of Hitchcock’s career, and the seminal adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s original novel.