Cinema: The New Picture: Apr. 15, 1940

Rebecca (United Artists). From beyond the grave dead Rebecca de Winter dominates the lives of her husband and his second wife as Manderley, the de Winters' rambling Tudor stronghold, dominates the misty Cornish coast. Beyond there is always the sea to which Manderley's weird housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, once listens as if to a sound nobody else can hear.

Nobody else can. For Alfred Hitchcock directed Rebecca, and the 17-stone British melo-maestro knows that nothing is more mysterious in a film than extra sensory perceptions. He knows too that of all mysterious things the...

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