Alfred Hitchcock’s first film in America is a rapturous gothic masterpiece, owing nearly as much to the Master of Suspense’s vision as to producer David O. Selznick. An unnamed woman (Joan Fontaine) and the dashing Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) meet on the French Riviera and marry. He brings her to his seaside castle, Manderley, which is overseen by the steely Mrs. Danvers, whose obsession with the first Mrs. de Winter—Rebecca‚is driving the new wife to the brink of insanity. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, it won two, including Best Picture, the only Hitchcock film to do so. Playing at Heights Theater.