Rebecca (1940)

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Corrected entry: Maxim tells his wife that he carried Rebecca's dead body to the boat from the dinghy and he carried her below to the cabin floor. It is hard enough to get yourself out of a dinghy and onto the "sailboat" (as it is known) and then down the narrow stairs to the cabin. Carrying a bag of groceries only adds to the problem. But a dead woman - impossible.


Correction: This is speculation at best, some people might not have a problem carrying groceries down narrow stairs and many people (like firemen) are trained, strong enough, or just determined, to carry a body. Nothing about his statement is impossible.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Max de Winter brings Mrs. de Winter to Manderley for the first time, we see Frith, the butler, at the estate gates. A few minutes later, after the de Winters have finished driving down their mile-long driveway, we see him at the front door of the mansion. How'd he make it back there so fast?

Correction: The man welcoming the DeWinters at the gates is another staff member Max greets, calling him Smith, it is not Frith.

Revealing mistake: The first morning the new Mrs De Winter is at Manderley, she goes to have breakfast, but when she attempts to pour milk into her coffee, there's no milk in the jug; she's just pretending to pour it.

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Trivia: Hitchcock's cameo appearance, a signature feature of his films, takes place near the end. He is seen outside a phone box when Jack is making a call.


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Question: In the back seat of De Winter's car, at lunch from the inquest, I can't get all of what Favell says: As he throws a chicken bone out of the car window, he says, "By the way, what do you do with old bones..." and then I lose it. At the end, he says, "however, for the time being."


Chosen answer: From the screenplay of "Rebecca" which I found on-line, and verified by looking at two different versions, the entirety of the line is: "By the way, what do you do with old bones? Bury them, eh what? However, for the time being - you know, Max, I'm getting awfully fed up with my job as a motor-car salesman."

Michael Albert

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