Based on the thrilling gothic novel of the same name, Rebecca tells the story of Mrs. DeWinter, the second wife of a wealthy man. Arriving at Manderley, her new home, she quickly learns she is living in the shadow of her predecessor -- the beautiful and mysterious Rebecca. Due to her husband's frequent business trips, the new wife is often alone with the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, who clearly dislikes her and glorifies Rebecca. This film adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's novel is directed by none other than The Master of Suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock. A brief discussion will take place after the film screening. By Walt Disney Pictures (1940, NR, 130 minutes).
This program is part of HCPL's programming for The Great American Read
. Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS. This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is supported, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.