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Quotations from Rebecca

Rebecca is a mystery romance-drama psychological-thriller film about a woman who marries a rich man and moves into his mansion where she finds that the memory of his dead first wife still remains. Directed by Alfred Hitchcocok. Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, and George Sanders. Based on the novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.

Rebecca was Alfred Hitchcock's first American project. The movie went on to win two Oscar awards, including Best Picture. The film was later made into a radio play, an episode on "The Screen Guild Theater", and has been remade in Bollywood on several different occasions. The movie was also the basis of a sketch on "That Mitchell and Webb Look". Read on for some quotes from Rebecca.


Mrs. Danvers: [brings out a negligee from under the bedcovers] Did you ever see anything so delicate?
[motions the second Mrs. de Winter over]
Mrs. Danvers: Look, you can see my hand through it!
Jack Favell: I say, marriage with Max is not exactly a bed of roses, is it?
Jack Favell: I'd like to have your advice on how to live comfortably without working hard.
The Second Mrs. de Winter: I'm not the sort of woman men marry.
Maxim de Winter: That's not the Northern lights. That's Manderley!
Maxim de Winter: I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool.
Mrs. de Winter: I wish I were a woman of 36, dressed in black satin with a string of pearls!
Mrs. de Winter: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.
Mrs. Danvers: She knew everyone that mattered. Everyone loved her.
The Second Mrs. de Winter: No, it's not too late. You're not to say that. I love you more than anything in the world. Oh, please Maxim, kiss me please.
Maxim de Winter: No, it's no use. It's too late.
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