Plot – Massimo remembers his deceased wife Rebecca with anguish and pain. That chapter of his life is almost a nightmare for him. To escape his obsessions Massimo re-marries with a shy good girl of humble origins and together they go to live in his magnificent castle by the sea, but the house administrator influences the young bride: the governess is fanatical of Massimo's first wife and she makes the newcomer feel like an intruder. When the corpse of Rebecca is found by the sea, Massimo is accused of murder, but the past and the real behavior of Rebecca are reconsidered through a series of events.
All actors – 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, Philip Winter, Forrester Harvey, Billy Bevan, Egon Brecher, Gino Corrado, Alfred Hitchcock, Leyland Hodgson, Alphonse Martell, William H. O'Brien, Ronald R. Rondellshow all
“Rebecca” Quotes 25 quotes
“I was carried away by her, enchanted by her, as everyone was. And when I was married, I was told that I was the luckiest man in the world. She was so lovely, so accomplished, so amusing.”
“How could we be close when I knew you were always thinking of Rebecca? How could I even ask you to love me when I knew you loved Rebecca still?”
“Blackmail isn't so pure nor so simple, and it brings a great deal of trouble to a great many people before it's through, and we know how to deal with it in our part of the world. And, sometimes, the blackmailer finds himself in jail at the end of it!”
“Those little bottles contain demons that have a way of popping out at you just as you're trying most desperately to forget.”
“You thought I loved Rebecca? You thought that? I hated her!”
“- Mrs. de Winter: What was Rebecca really like?
- Frank Crawley: I suppose she was the most beautiful creature I ever saw.”
- Mrs. de Winter: Our marriage is a success, isn't it? A great success? We're happy, aren't we? Terribly happy? If you don't think we are happy, it would be much better if you didn't pretend. I'll go away.
- "Maxim" de Winter: How can I answer you when I don't know the answer myself? If you say we're happy, let's leave it at that.
“- Mrs. de Winter: I realize the things that she had that I lack - beauty and wit and intelligence and all the things that are so important.
- Frank Crawley: You have qualities that are just as important, more important if I may say so - kindliness and sincerity, and if you'll forgive me, modesty mean more to a husband than all the wit and beauty...” (continue)(continue reading)
“He had a theory that if you should find one perfect thing, or place or person, you should stick to it.”
- "Maxim" de Winter: I knew where Rebecca's body was, lying on that cabin floor on the bottom of the sea.
- Mrs. de Winter: How did you know, Maxim?
- "Maxim" de Winter: Because... I put it there.
"She's got the three things that really matter in a wife" everyone said, "Breeding, brains and beauty". And I believed them - completely. But I never had a moment of happiness with her.
“Rebecca has won. Her shadow has been between us all the time, keeping us from one another.”
- Mrs. de Winter: But you didn't kill her. It was an accident!
- "Maxim" de Winter: Who would believe me? I lost my head. I just knew I had to do something, anything.
Whenever you touched me, I knew you were comparing me with Rebecca. Whenever you looked at me or spoke to me, walked with me in the garden, I knew you were thinking "This I did with Rebecca".
“We, none of us, want to live in the past, Maxim least of all. It's up to you, you know, to lead us away from it.”
“Happiness is something I know nothing about.”
“She was incapable of love or tenderness or decency.”