Tuesday 6 August Film Show
Primrose Hill Community Library Film Show presents
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again”
Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
USA 1940 125 minutes
Based on Daphne du Maurier’s best-selling novel, this haunting film stars Joan Fontaine as a timid young lady’s companion who meets handsome and mysterious widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) while on holiday in Monte Carlo. After a brief courtship and a rushed marriage, they return to his Cornish country estate, but the new bride’s joy proves short-lived. She receives a hostile welcome from the housekeeper, Mrs Danvers, and soon discovers that de Winter’s first wife, Rebecca, still has a strange, unearthly hold over Manderley and everyone there.
Alfred Hitchcock's first Hollywood film and his only feature to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, Rebecca is one of his finest creations: disturbing, tense and utterly compelling.
Doors open 7.00pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm £8.00, in cash, including a glass of wine. Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.