Free Afternoon Movie
May 1 Rebecca (1940) 2 hrs 10 min.
A shy ladies’ companion (Joan Fontaine) meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier). 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 (Judith Anderson, in her only Oscar-nominated role), and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold over everyone at Manderley.
Won 2 Oscars (including Best Picture) and had 10 Oscar nominations. Based on Daphne Du Maurier’s novel Rebecca.