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Four films Hitchcock made with producer David O. Selznick : RebeccaNotoriousSpellbound, and The Paradine Case.

Four films Hitchcock made with producer David O. Selznick : RebeccaNotoriousSpellbound, and The Paradine Case.

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Four films Hitchcock made with producer David O. Selznick.

Rebecca (1940 | 126 mins)

Adapted from Daphne du Maurier's novel, Joan Fontaine stars as a young woman who, after a brief Monte Carlo courtship and a rushed marriage, returns with the handsome and mysterious Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) to his Cornish country estate, Manderley. The new bride receives a hostile reaction from the housekeeper Mrs Danvers (Judith Anderson), and finds herself intimidated and overcome by the surviving traces of de Winter's first wife, Rebecca. As she begins to uncover the dark secrets of the de Winter clan, the house seems to take on a life of its own.

Notorious (1946 | 98 mins)

Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) is a social butterfly recruited by the American government to work as a spy in Rio de Janeiro in the years directly following World War Two. Helped by fellow agent Devlin (Cary Grant) - who soon falls in love with her - she is ordered to seduce and marry Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a member of a covert group of exiled Nazis. She succeeds in marrying Sebastian, and uncovers a Nazi plot to stockpile uranium, but when Sebastian himself realises who his wife is working for, he begins to plot to get rid of her.

Spellbound (1945 | 97 mins)

Psychiatrist Dr Constance Peterson (Ingrid Bergman) is intrigued by the arrival of her new boss, Dr Edwardes (Gregory Peck). Edwardes seems to be suffering from amnesia, and when he faints it transpires that he is in fact an imposter, and may be guilty of murdering the real Dr Edwardes. Constance sets about probing the imposter's psyche in an attempt to discover the truth. Features a famous dream sequence designed by Salvador Dali.

The Paradine Case (1947 | 110 mins)

Gregory Peck stars in this adaptation of Robert Hichens' novel. Barrister Anthony Keane (Peck) is defending the wealthy Mrs Paradine (Alida Valli), who has been accused of murdering her husband. Keane finds himself falling in love with his client, becoming obsessive about her to the exclusion of all else. However, the judge in the case (Charles Laughton) makes things difficult, adopting a belligerent attitude towards Keane because he secretly desires the lawyer's wife (Ann Todd).

 

Four films Hitchcock made with producer David O. Selznick.

Rebecca (1940 | 126 mins)

Adapted from Daphne du Maurier's novel, Joan Fontaine stars as a young woman who, after a brief Monte Carlo courtship and a rushed marriage, returns with the handsome and mysterious Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) to his Cornish country estate, Manderley. The new bride receives a hostile reaction from the housekeeper Mrs Danvers (Judith Anderson), and finds herself intimidated and overcome by the surviving traces of de Winter's first wife, Rebecca. As she begins to uncover the dark secrets of the de Winter clan, the house seems to take on a life of its own.

Notorious (1946 | 98 mins)

Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) is a social butterfly recruited by the American government to work as a spy in Rio de Janeiro in the years directly following World War Two. Helped by fellow agent Devlin (Cary Grant) - who soon falls in love with her - she is ordered to seduce and marry Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a member of a covert group of exiled Nazis. She succeeds in marrying Sebastian, and uncovers a Nazi plot to stockpile uranium, but when Sebastian himself realises who his wife is working for, he begins to plot to get rid of her.

Spellbound (1945 | 97 mins)

Psychiatrist Dr Constance Peterson (Ingrid Bergman) is intrigued by the arrival of her new boss, Dr Edwardes (Gregory Peck). Edwardes seems to be suffering from amnesia, and when he faints it transpires that he is in fact an imposter, and may be guilty of murdering the real Dr Edwardes. Constance sets about probing the imposter's psyche in an attempt to discover the truth. Features a famous dream sequence designed by Salvador Dali.

The Paradine Case (1947 | 110 mins)

Gregory Peck stars in this adaptation of Robert Hichens' novel. Barrister Anthony Keane (Peck) is defending the wealthy Mrs Paradine (Alida Valli), who has been accused of murdering her husband. Keane finds himself falling in love with his client, becoming obsessive about her to the exclusion of all else. However, the judge in the case (Charles Laughton) makes things difficult, adopting a belligerent attitude towards Keane because he secretly desires the lawyer's wife (Ann Todd).

 

Extras

> A Conversation with Hitchcock
> An Interview with Kim Newman
> The Real Me - (The Thin One)
> Extracts from the book Hitchcock / Truffaut

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5030697028341
Catalogue Number FHED3135
Product contents 4 discs
Year 1940 -1947
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Publisher(s) Fremantle Media
Format DVD
Countries USA
Aspect ratio 4:3
Colour B&W
Sound Mono
Language(s) English
Running time 444 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate PG

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