Rebecca is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel. It was Hitchcock’s first American film, and his first under contract with producer David O. Selznick. The film stars Laurence Olivier as the brooding, aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter and Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife, with Judith Anderson, George Sanders and Gladys Cooper in supporting roles. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1940.

Championed by Phil Campbell, one half of the notable Hammer Runners, and co-author of Running Scared, the behind the scenes look at life as a runner at Hammer Films in the late 1960s, Rebecca is another welcome addition to our list of the 100 greatest films ever made, at least in our opinion.

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