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A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat's wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife's spectral presence.
IMDB 8.1
RT 100%
Metacritic 86
StarsLaurence OlivierJoan FontaineGeorge SandersJudith Anderson
DirectorAlfred Hitchcock
WriterDaphne Du Maurier (celebrated novel)Robert E. Sherwood (screen play)Joan Harrison (screen play)Philip MacDonald (adaptation)Michael Hogan (adaptation)

AwardsWon 2 Oscars
  • Best Motion Picture of the YearWinner
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography, Black-and-WhiteWinner
    George Barnes
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
    Laurence Olivier
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
    Joan Fontaine
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
    Judith Anderson
  • Best Art Direction, Black-and-White
    Lyle R. Wheeler
  • Best Achievement in Directing
    Alfred Hitchcock
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
    Jack Cosgrove, Arthur Johns
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing
    Hal C. Kern
  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
    Franz Waxman
  • Best Original Screenplay
    Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison