Rebecca Script - Dialogue Transcript

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Rebecca Script



[ Woman ] Last night

I dreamt I went to Manderley again.



It seemed to me I stood by the

iron gate leading to the drive,



and for a while

I could not enter...



for the way was barred to me.



Then, like all dreamers,



I was possessed of a sudden

with supernatural powers...



and passed like a spirit

through the barrier before me.



The drive wound away

in front of me,



twisting and turning

as it had always done.



But as I advanced, I was aware

that a change had come upon it.



Nature had come

into her own again,



and little by little

had encroached upon the drive...



with long, tenacious fiingers.



On and on wound the poor thread

that had once been our drive,



and fiinally

there was Manderley.




secretive and silent.



Time could not mar the perfect

symmetry of those walls.



Moonlight can play

odd tricks upon the fancy,



and suddenly it seemed to me that light

came from the windows.



And then a cloud

came upon the moon...



and hovered an instant

like a dark hand before a face.



The illusion went with it.



I looked upon

a desolate shell...



with no whisper of the past

about its staring walls.



We can never

go back to Manderley again.



That much is certain.



But sometimes in my dreams...



I do go back to the strange

days of my life...



which began for me

in the South of France.



No! Stop!



What the devil

are you shouting about ?



Who are you ?

What are you staring at ?



I'm sorry. I didn't mean to stare.

But I, I only thought--



Oh, you did, did you ?

Well, what are you doing here ?



I was only walking.



Well, get on with your walking.

Don't hang about here screaming.



I'll never come to Monte Carlo

out of season again.



Not a single well-known

personality in the hotel.



Stone cold ! Waiter.

Garcon. Call him.



Tell him to get me some--



Why, it's Max de Winter.

How do you do ?



- How do you do ?

- I'm Edith Van Hopper.



It's so nice

to run into you here,



just when I was beginning to despair of

fiinding any old friends here in Monte.



But do sit down

and have some coffee.



Mr. de Winter is having coffee with me.

Ask that stupid waiter for another cup.



I'm afraid I must contradict you.

You shall both have coffee with me.



- Garcon. Coffee, please.

- Oui, monsieur.



- A cigarette ?

- No, thank you.



You know, I recognized you

just as soon as you came in,



though I haven't seen you since

that night at the casino at Palm Beach.



Perhaps you don't remember

an old woman like me.

Are you playing the tables much here ?



No, I'm afraid that sort of thing

ceased to amuse me years ago.



I can well understand that.

As for me,



if I had a home like Manderley,

I should certainly never come to Monte.



It's one of the biggest places

in that part of the country, and

you can't beat it for beauty.



What do you think of Monte Carlo ?

Or don't you think of it at all ?



Oh, well,

I think it's rather artifiicial.



She's spoiled, Mr. de Winter.

That's her trouble.



Most girls would give their eyes

for a chance to see Monte.



Wouldn't that rather

defeat the purpose ?



Now that we've found each other again,

I hope I shall see something of you.



You must come

and have a drink in my suite.

I hope they've given you a good room.



The place is empty. So if you're

uncomfortable, mind you, make a fuss.



Your valet has unpacked for you,

I suppose ?



I'm afraid I don't possess one.

Perhaps you'd like to do it for me ?



Well, I, I hardly think--



Perhaps you could make

yourself useful to Mr. de Winter

if he wants anything done.



You're a capable child in many ways.



That's a charming suggestion,

but I'm afraid I cling to the old motto:



'' He travels fastest

who travels alone.''



Perhaps you've not heard of it.

Good night.



What do you make of that ?



Do you suppose that sudden departure

was intended to be funny?



Come, don't sit there gawking.

Let's go upstairs.



- Have you got the key ?

- Yes, Mrs. Van Hopper.



I remember when I was younger

there was a well-known writer...



who used to dart down the back

way whenever he saw me coming.



I suppose he was in love with me

and wasn't quite sure of himself.



Well, c'est la vie.



By the way, my dear,

don't think that I mean to be unkind,



but you were just a teeny, weeny bit

forward with Mr. de Winter.



Your effort to enter

the conversation...



quite embarrassed me,

and I'm sure it did him.



Men loathe that sort of thing.

Oh, come. Don't sulk.



After all, I am responsible

for your behavior here.



Perhaps he didn't notice it.

Poor thing !



I suppose he just can't

get over his wife's death.



They say he simply adored her.




[ Speaking French ]



Oh ! How awkward of me.



What a stupid thing to do.

Oh, I'm so sorry.



Please don't bother.

It doesn't really matter.



Leave that. Leave that.

Go and lay another place at my table.



- Mademoiselle will have lunch with me.

- Oh, but I couldn't possibly.



- Why not ?

- Oh, please don't be polite.

It's very kind of you,



- but I'll be all right if

they just change the cloth.

- I wasn't being polite.



I should have asked you to have

lunch with me even if you hadn't

upset the vase so clumsily.



Come along. We needn't talk to

each other if we don't feel like it.



Thank you very much.



Oh, I'll just ha-have

s-some scrambled eggs.



Oui, mademoiselle.



What's happened to your friend ?



Oh, she's ill in bed with a cold.



I'm sorry

I was so rude to you yesterday.



The only excuse I can offer is that I've

become boorish through living alone.



You weren't really.

You simply wanted to be alone, and--



Tell me, is Mrs. Van Hopper

a friend of yours or just a relation ?



No, she's my employer.

I'm what is known as a paid companion.



I didn't know companionship

could be bought.



I looked up the word ''companion''

in the dictionary once.



It said,

''a friend of the bosom.''



[ Chuckles ]

I don't envy you the privilege.



Oh, she's very kind, really,

and I have to earn my living.



-Haven't you any family ?

-No, my mother died years and years ago,



and then there was only my father.



And he died last summer,

and then I took this job.



- How rotten for you.

- Yes, it was rather,



because, you see,

we got on so well together.



You and your father ?



Yes. He was a lovely person--

very unusual.



- What was he ?

- A painter.



- Ah. Was he a good one ?

- Well, I thought so.



But people didn't understand him.



Yes, that's often the trouble.



He painted trees.

At least it was one tree.



You mean he painted the same

tree over and over again ?



Yes. You see, he had a theory that

if you should fiind one perfect thing...



or place or person,

you should stick to it.



Do you think that's very silly ?



Not at all.

I'm a fiirm believer in that myself.



And what did you fiind

to do with yourself

while he was painting his tree ?



Oh, I sat with him and I sketched

a little. I don't do it well, though.



-You're going sketching this afternoon ?




- Where ?

- I haven't made up my mind.



- I'll drive you somewhere in the car.

- Oh, no, please. I didn't mean--



Oh, nonsense.

Finish up that mess and we'll get along.



Thank you. It's very kind of you,

but I'm not very hungry.



Oh, come on.

Eat it up like a good girl.



You're taking

long enough for that sketch.

I expect a really fiine work of art.



Oh, no, don't look at it.

It's not nearly good enough.



But it can't be

as bad as all that.



Now, don't rub it all out.

Let me look at it fiirst.



- It's the perspective.

I never can get it right.

- Let me see.



Oh, dear.

Tell me, is it the perspective...



that gives my nose that

curious twist in the middle ?



- Well, you're not

a very easy subject to sketch.

- No ?



- Your expression

keeps changing all the time.

- Does it ?



Well, I'd concentrate on the view

instead if I were you.



Much more worthwhile.



It rather reminds me of our coastline

at home. Do you know Cornwall at all ?



Yes. I went there once

with my father on holiday.



I was in a shop once,

and I saw a postcard...



with a beautiful house on it,

right by the sea.



And I asked whose house it was, and

the old lady said, ''That's Manderley.''



- I felt ashamed for not knowing.

- Manderley is beautiful.



To me, it's just the place

where I was born...



and have lived in all my life.



But now, I don't suppose

I shall ever see it again.



We're lucky not to be home

during the bad weather, aren't we ?






I can't ever remember enjoying swimming

in England untilJune, can you ?



The water's so warm here

that I could stay in all day.



There's a dangerous undertow, and

there was a man drowned here last year.



I never have any fear

of drowning, have you ?



Come, I'll take you home.



[ Mrs. Van Hopper ]

Oh,yes. I know Mr. de Winter well.

I knew his wife too.



Before she married, she was the

beautiful Rebecca Hildreth, you know.



She was drowned, poor dear,

while she was sailing near Manderley.



He never talks about it,

of course, but he's a broken man.



I suppose I'd better have it.

Wretched stuff!



Give me a chocolate, quick !



Oh, there you are.

It's about time.



Hurry up.

I want to play some rummy.



[ Mrs. Van Hopper's Voice ]

She was the beautiful Rebecca Hildreth,

you know.



They say he simply adored her.



She was the beautiful

Rebecca Hildreth,you know.



I suppose he just can't

get over his wife's death.



She was the beautiful

Rebecca Hildreth,you know.



But he's a broken man.



- Bonjour.

- Well, where are you going ?



-Oh, I thought I'd take a tennis lesson.

-I see.



I suppose you've had a look at the pro,

and he's desperately handsome...



and you've conceived

a schoolgirl crush on him.



All right, go ahead.

Make the most of it.



- Off duty?

- Oh, yes.



Mrs. Van Hopper's cold has turned

into flu, so she's got a trained nurse.



- I'm sorry for the nurse.

You keen on tennis ?

- No, not particularly.



That's good.

We'll go for a drive.



Good afternoon, Mrs. Van Hopper.

How are you feeling ?



You got on rather well with him,

didn't you ?



That pro must have been

teaching you other things than tennis.



Hurry up.

I want you to make some calls.



I wonder if Mr. de Winter

is still in the hotel.



May I go now ?



For the number of lessons you've had,

you ought to be ready for Wimbledon.



But this will be your last,

so make the most of it.



The trouble is, with me laid up

like this, you haven't had enough to do.



But I'm getting rid of that nurse today,



and from now on

you'll stick to your job.



Yes, Mrs. Van Hopper.



- Nurse !

- Yes, Mrs. Van Hopper?



Are you absolutely sure you left

those messages for Mr. de Winter ?



- Why, yes, madame.

- I simply can't believe it.



He would most certainly

have called me back.



Oh, well. Poor boy.

I simply hate to see him so alone.



You know, I, I wish there

could be an invention...



that bottled up the memory

like perfume.



And it never faded,

never got stale.



Then whenever I wanted to,

I could uncork the bottle...



and live the memory

all over again.



And what particular moment

would you want to keep ?



Oh, all of them,

all these last few days.



I feel as though I'd, I'd collected

a whole shelf full of bottles.



Sometimes, you know, those

little bottles contain demons...



that have a way

of popping out at you...



just as you're trying

most desperately to forget.



Stop biting your nails.



Oh, I wish I were a woman of   



dressed in black satin,

with a string of pearls.



[ Laughing ] You wouldn't be here

with me if you were.



Would you please tell me, Mr. de Winter,

why you asked me to come out with you ?



Oh, it's obvious

that you want to be kind,



but why do you choose me

for your charity ?



[ Pulls Parking Brake ]



I asked you to come out with me

because I wanted your company.



You've blotted out

the past for me more...



than all the bright

lights of Monte Carlo.



But if you think I just asked

you out of kindness or charity,



you can leave the car now

and fiind your own way home.



Go on, open the door and get out.



[ Sobbing ]



Better blow your nose.



[ Blowing Nose ]



Please don't call me Mr. de Winter.



I have a very impressive

array of fiirst names.



George Fortescue Maximilian. But you

needn't bother with them all at once.



My family call me Maxim.



And another thing.



Please promise me never

to wear black satin or pearls...



or to be    years old.



Yes, Maxim.



[ Mrs. Van Hopper ]

Ror the love of Pete! Come here!



What do you think ?

My daughter's engaged to be married.



- Oh, really ? How nice.

- We must leave for New York at once.



Get reservations

on the Aquitania, and we'll take

the    ..   train for Cherbourg.



Hurry up and get a maid to help with

the packing. We've no time to waste.



Go on and don't dawdle !



Mr. de Winter, please.



Oh, he's gone out riding ?



He won't be back till noon ?



Oh... well...

give me the porter, please.



[ Clock Ticking ]



I'll go and see if there's

anything left in my room.



Has Mr. de Winter come in yet ?



Oh, he has ?

Would you connect me, please ?



Oh, I-I was looking for my book.

I-I suppose I've packed it.



Well, come on.

The car's waiting at the door.



[ Phone Ringing ]



I'd like to leave a forwarding address

if they happen to fiind that book.



Would you ring

Mr. de Winter, please ?



Yes, madam.

Cent vingt-deux.



There isn't any answer.



Thank you.



- Tell her to hurry up !

- Yes, madam.



I was looking for Mr. de Winter.



Mr. de Winter just ordered

breakfast in his room, mademoiselle.



-[ Knock At Door ]

-[ Maxim ] Come in.



Hello. What are you doing here ?

Anything the matter ?



I've come to say good-bye.

We're going away.



- What on earth are you talking about ?

- It's true.



We're going now, and

I was afraid I wouldn't see you again.



Where is she taking you to ?



New York. I don't want to go.



I shall hate it.

I shall be miserable.



I'll dress in here.

I shan't be long



Which would you prefer,

New York or Manderley?



Oh, please don't joke about it.

Mrs. Van Hopper's waiting...



and I-I'd better say good-bye now.



I repeat what I said.



Either you go to America

with Mrs. Van Hopper,



or you come home

to Manderley with me.



You mean you want

a secretary or something ?



I'm asking you to marry me,

you little fool.



-[ Knocking At Door ]

- Come in.



Is that my food? I'm famished.

I didn't have any breakfast.



Ah, my suggestion didn't seem

to go at all well. I'm sorry.



Oh, but you don't understand. It's that

I'm not the sort of person men marry.



What on earth do you mean ?



I don't belong in your

sort of world, for one thing.



What is my sort of world ?



Oh, well, Manderley.

You know what I mean.



Well, I'm the best judge

of whether you belong there or not.



Of course, if you don't love me,

then it's a different thing.



Fine blow to my conceit,

that's all.



Oh, I do love you.

I love you most dreadfully.



I've been crying all morning because

I thought I'd never see you again.



Bless you for that.



I'll remind you of this one day,

and you won't believe me.



It's a pity you have to grow up.



Well, now that's settled,

you may pour me out some coffee.



Two lumps of sugar

and some milk, please.



Same with my tea.

Don't forget.



Who's going to break the news

to Mrs. Van Hopper ?



Oh, you tell her.

She'll be so angry.



What's the number of her room ?



Oh, she's not there.

She's downstairs in the car.



Hello. Give me the desk, please.



Hello. You'll fiind Mrs. Van Hopper

waiting outside in her car.



Would you ask her,

with my compliments,



if she'd very kindly come up

and see me in my room ?



Yes, in my room.



Mr. de Winter says please

for you to come up to his room.



Mr. de Winter ?

Why, certainly.



[ Laughing ] This isn't at all

your idea of a proposal, is it ?



It should be in a conservatory,



you in a white frock

with a red rose in your hand...



and a violin playing in the distance,



and I should be making violent

love to you behind a palm tree.



[ Laughing ]

Poor darling. Never mind.



- Oh, I don't mind.

-[ Knocking At Door ]



Don't worry. Don't worry.

You won't have to say a word.



I'm so glad you called me,

Mr. de Winter.



I was making a hasty departure. It

was so rude of me not to let you know.



But a cable came

this morning announcing...



that my daughter

is engaged to be married.



That's rather a coincidence,

Mrs. Van Hopper.



I asked you up here in order

to tell you of my engagement.



You don't mean it !

Oh, how perfectly wonderful !



How romantic.

Who is the lucky lady ?



I apologize for depriving you

of your companion in this abrupt way.



I do hope it won't

inconvenience you too greatly.



When did all this happen ?



Just now, Mrs. Van Hopper.

Just a few minutes ago.



I simply can't believe it.



I suppose I ought

to scold you for not...



having breathed a word

of all this to me.



What am I thinking of?



I shall give you both my

congratulations and blessings.



I'm very happy for you both.

When and where is the wedding to be ?



- Here, as soon as possible.

- A whirlwind romance !



Splendid ! I could easily

postpone my sailing for a week.



This poor child has no mother,



so I shall take responsibility

for all the arrangements--



trousseau, reception and everything.



And I'll give the bride away.

But our luggage.



- Go down and tell the porter to

take everything out of the car.

-Just a minute.



We're most grateful,

but I think we'd both...



prefer to have it

as quiet as possible.



- I couldn't possibly allow you

to change your sailing plans.

- Oh, but--



No, no, no. Dear, I'll go down and

see that your luggage is brought back.



Thank you, Maxim.



So this is what's been happening

during my illness.



Tennis lessons, my foot !



I suppose I have to hand it

to you for a fast worker.



How did you manage it ?

Still waters certainly run deep.



Tell me, have you been doing

anything you shouldn't ?



I don't know what you mean.



Oh, well, never mind. I always did say

that Englishmen have strange tastes.



But you certainly have your work cut out

as mistress of Manderley.



To be perfectly frank with you, my dear,

I can't see you doing it.



You haven't the experience.



You haven't the faintest idea

what it means to be a great lady.



Of course, you know why

he's marrying you, don't you ?



You haven't flattered yourself

that he's in love with you.



The fact is, that empty house

got on his nerves to such an extent...



he nearly went off his head.



He just couldn't go on living alone.



You'd better leave, Mrs. Van Hopper.

You'll miss your train.



Hmm. Mrs. de Winter.



Good-bye, my dear, and good luck !



[ Door Closes ]



[ Conversing In French ]



Monsieur ! Vous avez oubliez

votre carnet de mariage.



[ Laughs ] He says I've forgotten

the proof that we're married.



Good heavens !



[ Both Laughing ]



Ah, somebody else had the same idea.



[ Chattering ]



- Isn't she sweet ?

- Yes.



You'd have liked

a bridal veil, wouldn't you ?



Or at least--



Madame, madame, combien

c'a fait ? Tout de tout ?



Je vous remercie mille fois,

madame. Merci.



Oh, Maxim, how lovely.



Oh, how perfectly lovely.



Ah... oh... perfectly lovely.



[ Car Horn Honking ]



- Welcome home, Mr. de Winter.

- Thank you, Smith.



- Cold, darling ?

- Yes,just a little bit.



There's no need

to be frightened, you know.



Just be yourself,

and they'll all adore you.



You don't have to worry

about the house at all.



Mrs. Danvers is the housekeeper.

Just leave it to her.



Hello. Starting to rain.

We'd better hurry up.



Here, have this.

Put it over your head.



Thank you.

[ Sniffles ]



[ Laughs ]



That's it.

That's Manderley.



Here we are, Frith.

Everybody well ?



Yes, thank you, sir.

Glad to see you home, sir.



- This is Mrs. de Winter, Frith.

- How do you do ?



I didn't expect the whole staff

to be in attendance.



Mrs. Danvers' orders, sir.



Oh. Sorry about this.

Won't take long.



[ Maxim ]

This is Mrs. Danvers.



How do you do ?



How do you do ?



I have everything

in readiness for you.



That's very good of you.

I didn't expect anything.



[ Maxim ]

I think we'd like some tea, Rrith.



[ Rrith ]

It's ready in the library, sir.



[ Maxim ]

Come along, darling.



[ Knocking At Door ]



Oh, Maxim ! Come in !



Oh, good evening, Mrs. Danvers.



Good evening, madam.



-[ Door Closes ]

- I hope Alice was satisfactory, madam.



- Oh, yes, thank you. Perfectly.

- She's the parlor maid.



She'll have to look after you

until your own maid arrives.



Oh, but I haven't a maid.

I'm sure Alice will do very nicely.



I'm afraid that would not do

for very long, madam.



It's usual for ladies in your

position to have a personal maid.



I hope you approve the new decoration

of these rooms, madam.



Oh, I didn't know

it had been changed.



I hope you haven't been

to too much trouble.



I only followed out

Mr. de Winter's instructions.



Oh, well, what

did it look like before ?



It had an old paper

and different hangings.



It was never used much,

except for occasional visitors.



Oh, then it wasn't

Mr. de Winter's room originally ?



No, madam. He's never used

the east wing before.



Of course, there's no view

of the sea from here.



The only good view of the sea

is from the west wing.



The room's very charming,

and I'm sure I'll be comfortable.



If there's anything you want done,

madam, you have only to tell me.



I suppose you've been at Manderley

for many years, longer than anyone else.



Not so long as Frith. He was here

when the old gentleman was living,



when Mr. de Winter was a boy.



Oh, I see.

And you didn't come until after that ?



I came here when

the fiirst Mrs. de Winter was a bride.



Mrs. Danvers,

I do hope we'll be friends.



You must be patient with me.

This sort of life is new to me,



and I do want to make

a success of it...



and make Mr. de Winter happy.



So I know I can leave all

the household arrangements to you.



Very well. I hope I shall do everything

to your satisfaction, madam.



I've managed the house since

Mrs. de Winter's death,



and Mr. de Winter

has never complained.



I think I'll go downstairs now.



That room in the west wing I was telling

you about is there through that door.



It's not used now.



It's the most beautiful

room in the house--



the only one that looks down

across the lawns to the sea.



It was Mrs. de Winter's room.



- Good morning.

- Good morning.



You're Mrs. de Winter, aren't you ?



- Yes.

- My name's Crawley.



I-I manage the estate for Maxim.



Awfully glad to meet you.



[ Chuckles ] Fearful lot of stuff

piled up while Maxim was away.



Yes, I'm sure there must have been.



I, I do wish I could help

with some of it.



Oh, no. Frank never allows

anybody to help him.



He's like an old mother hen

with his bills and rents and taxes.



- Come on, Frank.

We must go over these estimates.

- I'll get my papers.



You'll fiind quantities

of breakfast over there.



- You must eat it all, or cook

will be mortally offended.

- I'll do my best, Maxim.



I have to go over the place with Frank

to make sure he hasn't lost any of it.



- But you'll be all right, won't you ?

- Mm-hmm.



Getting acquainted

with your new home ?



Have a look at The Times.

There's a thrilling article...



on what's the matter

with English cricket.



Oh, uh, yes, um--



My sister Beatrice and her husband Giles

Lacy have invited themselves for lunch.



- Today ?

- Yes.



I suppose the old girl

can't wait to look you over.



You'll fiind her very direct.



If she doesn't like you,

she'll tell you so to your face.



Don't worry, darling. I'll be back

in time to protect you from her.



- Good-bye, darling.

- Good-bye, Maxim.



- Good-bye.

- Good-bye.



- Good morning, madam.

- Good morning, Frith.



Isn't there anything

I could get for you, madam ?



Oh, no, thank you, Frith.

I'm really not very hungry.



Thank you.



- The paper, madam.

- Oh, yes. Thank you, Frith.



- Madam.

- I slipped.



Oh, thank you, Frith.



- It's big, isn't it ?

- Yes, madam. Manderley is a big place.



This was the banquet hall

in the old days.



It's still used on great occasions,

such as a big dinner or a ball,



and the public is admitted here,

you know, once a week.



That's nice.



I beg pardon, madam.



I'm afraid the fiire is not usually

lit in the library until the afternoon.



But you'll fiind one

in the morning room.



Of course, if you wish

this fiire lit now, madam--



Oh, no, Frith.

I wouldn't dream of it.



Uh, Mrs. de Winter--

[ Clears Throat ]



I mean, the late Mrs. de Winter

always did her correspondence...



and telephoning in the morning

room after breakfast.



Thank you, Frith.



Is anything wrong, madam ?



[ Chuckles ] Oh, no.

Uh, which way is the morning room ?



- Oh, it's that door there on the left.

- Oh, yes, thank you.



[ Phone Ringing ]



Mrs. de Winter ?

Oh, I'm afraid you've made a mistake.



Mrs. de Winter's been dead

for over a year.



Oh, I mean I--

[ Gasps ]



- Oh.

- That was the house telephone, madam.



Probably the head gardener

wishing instructions.



Did you want to see me, Mrs. Danvers ?



Mr. de Winter informed me

that his sister Mrs. Lacy...



and Major Lacy

are expected for luncheon.



I'd like to know

if you approve of the menu.



Oh, well, I-I'm sure

it's very suitable, very nice indeed.



You'll notice, madam, that

I've left a blank space for the sauce.



Mrs. de Winter was most

particular about sauces.



Let's have whatever you think

that Mrs. de Winter would have wanted.



Thank you, madam.



When you've fiinished your letters,

Robert will take them to the post.



My let-- My letters ?



Oh, yes, of course.

Thank you, Mrs. Danvers.



[ Door Closes ]



- How are you, Frith ?

- Good morning, Mrs. Lacy.



- Where's Mr. de Winter ?

- I believe he went down to

the farm with Mr. Crawley.



How tiresome of him not to be here

when we arrive, and how typical !



[ Whimpering ]



[ Beatrice ] I must say, old Danvers

keeps the house looking lovely.



She certainly learned that

trick of arranging flowers from Rebecca.



[ Giles ]

I wonder how she likes it now,



being ordered about

by an ex-chorus girl.



[ Beatrice ] Where on earth did you

get the idea she's an ex-chorus girl?



He picked her up

in the South of France, didn't he ?



- What if he did ?

- Well, I mean to say, there you are.



How do you do ? I-I'm Maxim's wife.



How do you do ? Well, I must say you're

quite different from what I expected.



Don't be so silly.

She's exactly what I told you she'd be.



- Well, how do you like Manderley ?

- Very beautiful, isn't it ?



And how do you get along

with Mrs. Danvers ?



Well, I-- I've never met anyone

quite like her before.



You mean she scares you ? She's not

exactly an oil painting, is she ?



Giles, you're very much

in the way here. Go somewhere else.



I'll try and fiind Maxim, shall I ?






I-I didn't mean to say anything

against Mrs. Danvers.



Oh, there's no need for you

to be frightened of her.



But I shouldn't have any more

to do with her than you can help.



- Shall we sit down ?

- Oh, yes, yes, please.



You see, she's bound to be

insanely jealous at fiirst,



and she must resent you bitterly.



- Why should she ?

- Don't you know ?



I should have thought

Maxim would have told you.



She simply adored Rebecca.



- How are you, Robert ?

- Quite well, thank, you, madam.



- Still having trouble with your teeth ?

- Unfortunately yes, madam.



You should have them out, all of them.

Wretched nuisances, teeth.



- Thank you, madam.

- Ooh, what a plateful.



-Do you hunt ?

-I don't. I'm afraid I don't even ride.



Oh, have to ride down here.

We all do.



Which do you ride,

sidesaddle or astride ?



Oh, yes, of course, I forgot.

You don't, do you ?



Huh, you must.

Nothing else to do down here.



Maxim, when are you going to have

parties here again like the old days ?



- I haven't thought about it.

- But everyone's dying to see you and--



Yes, I bet they are.



Why don't you have

the masquerade ball again ?



- Well--

- My dear, are you fond of dancing ?



Oh, I love it,

but I'm not very good at it.



- Do you rhumba ?

- I've never tried.



You must teach me.

I say, old boy, I'm trying to fiind out

exactly what your wife does do.



[ Chuckles ]

Well, she sketches a little.



Sketches !

Not this modern stuff, I hope.



You know, portrait

of a lamp shade upside-down...



to represent a soul in torment.



- Don't sail, do you ?

- No, I don't.



Well, thank goodness for that. Huh ?



You're very much in love with Maxim,

aren't you ?



Yes, I can see you are.



Don't mind my saying so, but why don't

you do something about your hair ?



Why don't you have it cut

or sweep it back behind your ears ?



Oh, no, that's worse.

What does Maxim say about it ?



- Does he like it like that ?

- Well, he never mentions it.



Oh, well, don't go by me.



I can see by the way you dress,

you don't care a hoot how you look.



But I wonder Maxim

hasn't been at you.



He's so particular about clothes.



I don't think he ever notices

what I wear.



Oh, well,

he must have changed a lot, then.

[ Chuckles ]



You mustn't worry

about old Maxim and his moods.



One never knows what goes on

in that quiet mind of his.



Often he gets

into a terrible rage, and when he does--



[ Whistles ]

But I don't suppose he'll

lose his temper with you.



You seem such a placid

little thing.



- Come along, old girl. We've got

to be on the fiirst tee at  ..  .

- All right, I'm coming.



Well, good-bye,

Maxim, old boy.



Good-bye, Giles.

Thanks for coming, old boy.



Good-bye, my dear. Forgive me

for asking you so many rude questions.



We both really hope

you'll be very happy.



Oh, thank you, Beatrice.

Thank you very much.



And I must congratulate you

on the way Maxim looks.



We were very worried about him

this time last year.



But then, of course,

you know the whole story.



-[ Maxim ] Good-bye, Beatrice, darling.

-Good-bye, old boy.



[ Car Engine Starts ]



- Good-bye.

- Good-bye.



Well, thank heavens they've gone.

Now we can have a walk about the place.



Looks as though we might have a shower,

but you won't mind that, will you ?



- No, but I'll go get a coat.

- There's a heap of mackintoshes

in the flower room.




run and get a coat from the flower

room for Mrs. de Winter, will you ?



- What did you think of Beatrice ?

- Oh, I liked her very much.



But she kept saying that I was quite

different from what she expected.



What the devil did she expect ?



Oh, someone smarter and more

sophisticated, I'm afraid.



Do you like my hair ?



Your hair ? Yes, of course I do.

What's the matter with it ?



Oh, I don't know.

I just wondered.



[ Laughing ]

How funny you are.



- Thank you.

- Do I have to put it on ?



Yes, certainly, certainly, certainly.

Can't be too careful with children.



Come on,Jasper.

Come and take some of that fat off.



Jasper !

Here, not that way !



Come here!

[ Whistles ]



Where does that lead to ?



- Oh, it leads to a little cove

where we used to keep a boat.

- Oh, let's go down there.



Oh, no, it's a perfectly dull,

uninteresting stretch of sand,

just like any other.



- Oh, please.

- Well, all right.



We'll walk down and take a look,

if you really want to.



[Jasper Barking, Howling ]



That's Jasper. There must be something

wrong. Perhaps he's hurt himself.



-No, he's all right.

-Don't you think I'd better go and see ?



Don't bother about him.

He can't come to any harm.

He'll fiind his own way back.



[ Barking Continues ]



Jasper ! Jasper !



Oh, there you are.



[ Barking Continues ]



What do you want in there,Jasper ?

Come on. Come on home.



Let's go home. Jasper. Jas--



Oh... I didn't know

that there was anybody--



I know that dog.

He comes fr' the house.



He ain't your'n.



No, he's

Mr. de Winter's dog.



Have you anything

I could tie him with ?



Come on,Jasper.



You won't tell anyone

you saw me in there, will ya ?



Don't you belong

on the estate ?



I weren't doin' nothin'.

I was just puttin'

my shells away.



She's gone in the sea,

ain't she ?



She'll never come back

no more.



No, she'll never come back.

Come on,Jasper.



Maxim !

What's the matter?



Maxim !



I'm sorry I was such a time,

but I had to fiind a rope




Hurry up,Jasper !

For heaven's sake !



Please wait for me. Maxim,

what is it ? You look so angry.



You knew I didn't

want you to go there,

but you deliberately went.



Why not ?

There was only a cottage

down there and a strange man--



You didn't go into

the cottage, did you ?

Yes. The door--



Well, don't go there

again, do you hear !

Well, why not ?



If you had my memories,

you wouldn't go there

or even think about it !



What's the matter ?

Oh, I'm sorry. Please.



We should have stayed away.

We should never have come

back to Manderley.



Oh, what a fool I was !



I've made you unhappy.

Somehow I've hurt you.



Oh, I can't bear

to see you like this...



because I love you so much.



Do you ? Do you ?



I've made you cry.

Forgive me.



I sometimes seem to fly

off the handle for no reason at all.



Don't I ?



Come, we'll go home,

have some tea and forget all about it.



Yes, let's forget all about it.



Here, let me haveJasper.



- Hello. Come in.

- Oh, please don't get up, Mr. Crawley.



I was just wondering if you meant

what you said the other day...



about showing me

the run of things ?



- Of course I did.

- What are you doing now ?



Notifying all the tenants that,

in celebration...



of Maxim's

return with his bride,



this week's rent will be free.



Oh, was that Maxim's idea ?



Oh, yes. All the servants

get an extra week's wages too.



Oh, he didn't tell me.

[ Chuckles ]



Can't I help you ?

I could at least lick the stamps.



That's terribly nice of you.

Won't you sit down ?



Oh, yes, thank you.



I, I was down at the cottage

on the beach the other day.



There was a man there--

a queer sort of person.



-Jasper kept barking at him.

- Oh, yes. Must've been Ben.



Excuse me.

He's quite harmless.



We give him odd jobs now and then.



That cottage place seemed

to be going to wreck and ruin.



Why isn't something

done about it ?



Well, I think if Maxim wanted anything

done about it, he'd tell me.



Are those all

Rebecca's things down there ?



Yes. Yes, they are.



What did she use the cottage for ?



The boat used to be moored near there.



What boat ? What happened to it ?



Was that the boat she was sailing

in when she was drowned ?



Yes. It capsized and sank.

She was washed overboard.



Wasn't she afraid

to go out like that alone ?



She wasn't afraid of anything.



Where did they fiind her ?



Near Edgecombe, about    miles

up channel, about two months afterwards.



Maxim went up to identify her.

It was horrible for him.



Yes, it must have been.



Mr. Crawley, please don't

think me morbidly curious.



It isn't that. It's just

that I feel at such a disadvantage.



All the time,

whenever I meet anyone,



Maxim's sister

or even the servants,



I know they're all

thinking the same thing.



They're all comparing me

with her, with Rebecca.



Oh, you mustn't think that.



I can't tell you how glad I am

that you've married Maxim.



It's going to make

all the difference to his life.



And from my point of view,

it's very refreshing...



to fiind someone like yourself

who's not entirely in tune,



shall we say, with Manderley.



That's very sweet of you.

I dare say I've been stupid,



but every day I realize

things that she had and that I lack:



beauty and wit and intelligence...



and, oh, all the things that

are so important in a woman.



But you have qualities

that are just as important--



more important, if I may say so.



Kindliness and sincerity...



and, if you'll forgive me, modesty...



mean more to a husband than

all the wit and beauty in the world.



We none of us want to live

in the past. Maxim least of all.



It's up to you, you know,

to lead us away from it.



Well, I promise you

I won't bring this up again,



but before we end

this conversation...



would you answer

just one more question ?



If it's something

I'm able to answer, I'll do my best.



Tell me, what was Rebecca really like ?



I suppose--



I suppose she was the most

beautiful creature I ever saw.



- Good evening, Maxim.

- Hello.



The fiilms of the honeymoon

have arrived at last.



Have we time, do you think,

before dinner ?



Well, what on earth

have you done to yourself?



Oh, nothing. I just ordered a new dress

from London. I hope you don't mind.



Oh, no. Only do you think that

sort of thing is right for you ?



- It doesn't seem your type at all.

- I thought you'd like it.



And what have you done to your hair ?



[ Laughing ]

Oh, I see.



Oh, dear. Oh, dear.

Oh, dear. I'm sorry.



You look lovely, lovely.



That's very nice... for a change.



Shall we see these pictures ?



Yes, I'd love to see them.



Ah, look, now. Look at that.



Wasn't it wonderful, darling ?

Can't we go back there someday ?



Yes, of course, of course.

Ah, look at you. There.



Won't our grandchildren be delighted

when they see how lovely you were ?



Oh, look at you!



-[ Laughs, Mutters ]

- Oh, I like that.



[ Laughing ]

Look at that.



- Yes, very nice.

- Oh, remember that ?



- Yes.

- Oh, I wish our honeymoon could

have lasted forever, Maxim.



Oh, dash it ! Look.

Oh. Oh. Oh, hang it.



I've threaded it up wrong,

as usual, or something.



Yes, Frith, what is it ?



Excuse me, sir.

May I have a word with you ?



Yes. Come in.



It's about Robert, sir.



There's been a slight unpleasantness

between him and Mrs. Danvers.



- Oh, dear.

- Robert is very upset.



This is trouble. What is it ?



It appears Mrs. Danvers

has accused Robert...



of stealing a valuable ornament

from the morning room.



Robert denies the accusation

most emphatically, sir.



- What was the thing, anyway ?

- The china cupid, sir.



[ Maxim ] Oh, dear.

That's one of our treasures, isn't it ?



Well, tell Mrs. Danvers to get

to the bottom of it somehow

and I'm sure it wasn't Robert.



[ Rrith ]

Very good, sir.



Why do they come to me with these

things ? That's your job, sweetheart.



Maxim, I wanted to tell you,

but, um, well, I forgot.



- The fact is, I broke the china cupid.

- You broke it ?



Now, why on earth didn't you say

something about it when Frith was here ?



I don't know.

I didn't like to.



I was afraid he'd think me a fool.



Well, he'll think you

much more a fool now.



You'll have to explain to him

and Mrs. Danvers.



- No, you do it. I'll go upstairs.

- Don't be such a little idiot.



Anybody would think

you were afraid of them.



It was all a mistake,

Mrs. Danvers.



Apparently, Mrs. de Winter

broke the cupid herself...



and forgot to say anything about it.



I'm so sorry. I-- I never thought

that I'd get Robert into trouble.



Is it possible to repair

the ornament, madam ?



No, I'm afraid it isn't.

It was smashed into pieces.



What did you do with the pieces ?



Well, I-I put them at the back of one

of the drawers in the writing desk.



Well, it looks as though

Mrs. de Winter were afraid...



you were going to put her in prison,

doesn't it, Mrs. Danvers ?



Find the pieces, see if they can be

mended and tell Robert to dry his tears.



I shall apologize

to Robert, of course.



Perhaps if such a thing happens again,

Mrs. de Winter will tell me personally--



Yes, yes, all right.

Thank you, Mrs. Danvers.



[ Door Opens, Closes ]



Well, I suppose that clip

will hold all right. I don't know.



I'm awfully sorry, darling.

It was very careless of me.



Mrs. Danvers

must be furious with me.



Oh, hang Mrs. Danvers. Why on earth

should you be frightened of her?



You behave more like

an upstairs maid or something,



not like the mistress

of the house at all.



Yes, I know I do.

But I feel so uncomfortable.



I, I try my best every day,

but it's very diffiicult...



with people looking me up and

down as if I were a prize cow.



Well, what does it matter

if they do ?



You must remember

that life at Manderley...



is the only thing that

interests anybody down here.



What a slap in the eye

I must have been to them, then.



I suppose that's

why you married me.



Because you knew I was dull

and gauche and inexperienced...



and there could never be

any gossip about me.



Gossip ?

What do you mean ?



I-I don't know.

I just said it for something to say.



Don't look at me like that.



Maxim, what's the matter ?

What have I said ?



It wasn't a very attractive

thing to say, was it ?



No. It was rude, hateful.



I wonder if I did a very selfiish

thing in marrying you.



How do you mean ?



I'm not much of a companion

to you, am I ?



You don't get much fun, do you ?



You ought to have married a boy,

someone of your own age.



Maxim, why do you say this ?

Of course we're companions.



Are we ? I don't know.



I'm very diffiicult to live with.



No, you're not diffiicult.

You're easy, very easy.



Our marriage is a success,

isn't it ? A great success ?



We're happy, aren't we ?

Terribly happy.



If you don't think

we are happy,



it would be much better

if you didn't pretend.



I'll go away.



Why don't you answer me ?



How can I answer you when

I don't know the answer myself?



If you say we're happy,

let's leave it at that.



Happiness is something

I know nothing about.



[ Projector Running ]



Oh, look, there's the one...



when I left the camera running

on the tripod, remember ?



Pardon me, madam.

Is there anything I can do for you ?



I'm all right, Hilda.

Thank you very much.



I'll bring the sandwiches

immediately, madam.



[ Door Closes ]



- Hilda.

- Yes, madam ?



The west wing--

Nobody ever uses it anymore, do they ?



No, madam.

Not since the death of Mrs. de Winter.



[ Door Opens, Closes ]



[ Mrs. Danvers ] Come along,

Mr.Jack, or someone may see you.



[ Ravell ] Well, Danny, old harpy,

it's been good to see you again.



-[Jasper Barking ]

- I've been simply breathless

to pick up all the news.



[ Mrs. Danvers ] I don't think it's

wise for you to come here, Mr.Jack.



-Jasper, come here.

- Oh, nonsense.

It's just like coming back home.



- Quiet, Mr.Jack.

- Yes, and we must be careful

not to shock Cinderella.



She's in the morning room.

If you leave through the garden

door, she won't see you.



[ Ravell ] I must say I feel a little

like the poor relation,



sneaking around

through back doors.



- Well, toodle-oo, Danny.

- Good-bye, Mr.Jack, and be careful.



- [Jasper Whining ]

-Jasper, quiet !



Looking for me ?

Oh, I didn't make you jump, did I ?



No, of course not.

I didn't quite know who it was.



- [Jasper Barking ]

- Yes, you're pleased to see me,

aren't you, old boy ?



I'm glad there's someone in the family

to welcome me back to Manderley.



And, um,

how is dear old Max ?



Very well, thank you.



I hear he went up to London,

left his little bride all alone.



That's too bad.



Isn't he rather afraid that somebody

might come down and carry you off?



Danny, all your precautions

were in vain.



The mistress of the house

was hiding behind the door.



Oh, what about presenting me

to the bride ?



- This is Mr. Favell, madam.

- How do you do ?



How do you do ?



Won't you have

some tea or something ?



Now, isn't that

a charming invitation ?



I've been asked to stay to tea, Danny,

and I've a good mind to accept.



Oh, well, perhaps you're right. Pity,

just when we were getting on so nicely.



We mustn't lead the young bride

astray, must we,Jasper ?




It's been fun meeting you.



Oh, and by the way, it would be

very decent of you...



if you wouldn't mention this little

visit to your revered husband.



He doesn't exactly

approve of me.



- Very well.

- That's very sporting of you.



I wish I had a young bride of three

months waiting for me at home.



I'm just a lonely old bachelor.



Fare thee well.

[ Grunts ]



Oh, and I know what was wrong

with that introduction.



Danny didn't tell you, did she ?

I am Rebecca's favorite cousin.






[ Window Slams ]



Do you wish anything, madam ?



I didn't expect to see you,

Mrs. Danvers.



I noticed a window wasn't closed, and

I came up to see if I could fasten it.



Why did you say that ?

I closed it before I left the room.



You opened it yourself,

didn't you ?



You've always wanted to see

this room, haven't you, madam ?



Why did you never ask me

to show it to you ?



I was ready to show it to you

every day.



It's a lovely room, isn't it ?



The loveliest room

you've ever seen.



Everything is kept

just as Mrs. de Winter liked it.



Nothing has been altered

since that last night.



Come. I'll show you

her dressing room.



This is where I keep

all her clothes.



You would like to see them,

wouldn't you ?



Feel this.



It was a Christmas present

from Mr. de Winter.



He was always giving her expensive

gifts, the whole year round.



I keep her underwear

on this side.



They were made specially for her by

the nuns in the Convent of St. Claire.



I always used to wait up

for her, no matter how late.



Sometimes she and Mr. de Winter

didn't come home until dawn.



While she was undressing, she'd tell me

about the party she'd been to.



She knew everyone that mattered,

and everyone loved her.



When she'd fiinished her bath,



she'd go into the bedroom and

go over to the dressing table.



Oh, you've moved

her brush, haven't you ?



There, that's better--

just as she always laid it down.



''Come on, Danny,

hair drill,'' she would say.



I'd stand behind her like this

and brush away for    minutes at a time.



And then she would say,



''Good night, Danny,''

and step into her bed.



I embroidered this case

for her myself,



and I keep it here always.



Did you ever see

anything so delicate ?



Look, you can see

my hand through it.



You wouldn't think she'd

been gone so long, would you ?



Sometimes when I walk

along the corridor,



I fancy I hear her

just behind me.



That quick, light step.

I couldn't mistake it anywhere.



It's not only in this room.

It's in all the rooms in the house.



I can almost hear it now.



Do you think the dead

come back and watch the living ?



[ Sobbing ]

No, I don't believe it.



Sometimes I wonder if she doesn't

come back here to Manderley...



and watch you

and Mr. de Winter together.



You look tired. Why don't you

stay here a while and rest...



and listen to the sea ?



It's so soothing.



Listen to it.






Listen to the sea.



Tell Mrs. Danvers

I wish to see her immediately.



You sent for me, madam ?



Yes, Mrs. Danvers.



I want you to get rid

of all these things.



These are Mrs. de Winter's things.



I am Mrs. de Winter now.



Very well.

I'll give the instructions.



[ Car Horn Honking ]



Just a moment, please.



Mrs. Danvers, I intend to say nothing to

Mr. de Winter about Mr. Favell's visit.



In fact, I'd prefer to forget everything

that happened this afternoon.



Oh, Maxim, Maxim,

you've been gone all day !



You're choking me.

Well. Well, well, well.



- What have you been doing ?

- Oh, I've been thinking.



- What did you want to do that for ?

- Come in here and I'll tell you.



Darling, could we have

a costume ball...



just as you used to ?



Now, what put that

into your mind ?



Has Beatrice been at you ?



No, no, but I feel that

we ought to do something...



to make people feel that Manderley

is just the same as it always was.



Oh, please, darling, could we ?



You don't know

what it would mean, you know.



You would have to be hostess

to hundreds of people, all the county.



And a lot of young people would

come up from London and turn

the house into a night club.



Oh, yes, but I want to.

Oh, please.



I've never been to a large party,

but I could learn what to do.



And I promise you,

you wouldn't be ashamed of me.



All right,

if you think you'd enjoy it.



You'd better get Mrs. Danvers

to help you, hadn't you ?



No, no. I don't need

Mrs. Danvers to help me.



- I can do it myself.

- All right, my sweet.



Oh, thank you, darling.

Thank you.



- Oh, what'll you go as ?

- Oh, I never dress up.



That's the one privilege

I claim as the host.



What will you be ? Alice in Wonderland

with that ribbon around your hair ?



I won't tell.

I'll design my costume...



all by myself and give

you the surprise of your life.



[ Both Laughing ]



-[ Knock At Door ]

- Come in.



Robert found these sketches

in the library, madam.



- Did you intend throwing them away ?

- Yes, Mrs. Danvers, I did.



They were just some ideas I was

sketching for my costume for the ball.



Hasn't Mr. de Winter

suggested anything ?



No, I want to surprise him. I don't

want him to know anything about it.



I merely thought that

you might fiind a costume...



among the family portraits

that would suit you.



Oh, you mean those at the top of

the stairs ? I'll go and look at them.



This one, for instance.

It might have been designed for you.



I'm sure you could have it copied.



I've heard Mr. de Winter say that this

is his favorite of all the paintings.



It's Lady Caroline de Winter,

one of his ancestors.



Oh, well, well, that's a splendid idea,

Mrs. Danvers. I'm-I'm very grateful.



- Everything under control, Frith ?

- Yes, sir. Thank you.



Excuse me, sir.

Are you supposed to be a schoolmaster ?



Oh, no, this is just

my old cap and gown.



Certainly makes a very nice costume,

sir, and economical too.



Yes. That was the idea.



Evening, Robert.

Not very good weather for the ball.



- No, sir.

- Very misty on the way and very chilly.



Oh, this wig's so tight, they ought

to have sent an aspirin with it.



Hello. What's the idea ?

Adam and Eve ?



- Oh, Maxim, don't be disgusting.

- Strong man, old man.



- Where's my weight thing ?

- What thing ?



- You haven't left it in the car ?

- Oh, no, there it is.



Are you the fiirst one down ?

Where's the child ?



She's keeping her costume a terrifiic

secret. Wouldn't let me into her room.



Oh, lovely.



I'll go up and give her a hand.



- I could do with a drink.

- Won't you catch cold in that thing ?



- Don't be silly. Pure wool, old boy.

- [ Laughs ]



Pardon me, sir.

You forgot this.



Oh, thank you.



Here I am, dear. It's Bee.

I've come to give you a hand.



Oh, please don't come in, Beatrice.

I don't want anyone to see my costume.



Oh. Oh, well,

you won't be long, will you ?



Because the fiirst people

will be arriving any moment.



- Now, you're sure that's

where that should be ?

- Yes, madam, it's just right.



- Oh, isn't this exciting ?

- Indeed it is, madam.



I've always heard of the Manderley Ball.

Now I'm really going to see one.



I'm sure there'll be no one there

to touch you, madam.



Do you really think so ?

Now, where's my fan ?



Now, you're sure

I look all right ?



You look ever so beautiful.



Well, here goes.



[ Chattering, Laughing ]



Good evening, Mr. de Winter.



What the devil

do you think you're doing ?



Rebecca ! Oh.



But i-it's the picture,

the one in the gallery.



What is it ?

What have I done ?



Go and take it off. It doesn't matter

what you put on. Anything will do.



What are you standing there for ?

Didn't you hear what I said ?



Sir George and Lady Moore.



Dudley Tennant.

Admiral and Lady Burbank.



I watched you go down...

just as I watched her a year ago.



Even in the same dress,

you couldn't compare.



You knew it !

You knew that she wore it,



and yet you deliberately

suggested I wear it !



Why do you hate me ? What have I done

to you that you should ever hate me so ?



You tried to take her place.

You let him marry you.



I've seen his face, his eyes.



They're the same as those fiirst

weeks after she died.



I used to listen to him

walking up and down, up and down,



all night long,

night after night,



thinking of her, suffering

torture because he'd lost her.



I don't want to know.

I don't want to know.



You thought you could be

Mrs. de Winter,



live in her house, walk in her steps,

take the things that were hers.



But she's too strong for you.

You can't fiight her.



No one ever got the better

of her, never, never.



She was beaten in the end,

but it wasn't a man, it wasn't a woman.



- It was the sea !

- Oh, stop it, stop it. Oh, stop it.



[ Sobbing Continues ]



You're overwrought, madam.

I've opened a window for you.



A little air will do you good.



Why don't you go ?

Why don't you leave Manderley ?



He doesn't need you.



He's got his memories.



He doesn't love you.

He wants to be alone again with her.



You've nothing to stay for.



You've nothing to live for,

really, have you ?



Look down there.

It's easy, isn't it ?



Why don't you ?



Why don't you ?



Go on... go on.



Don't be afraid.



[ Explosion ]



[ Shouting, Chattering ]



[ Man ]

Shipwreck! Ship on the rocks!



It's a ship aground,

sending up rockets.



Shipwreck ! Come on, everybody, down

to the bay ! Notify the Coast Guard !



Oh, Maxim ! Maxim !



- Ship ashore !

- Come on, come on ! Everybody !



Maxim ! Maxim !



[ Shouting Continues ]



Oh !



Ben, have you seen

Mr. de Winter anywhere ?



She won't come back, will she ?

You said so.



Who, Ben ?

What do you mean ?



Uh, the other one.



Oh, Frank,

have you seen Maxim anywhere ?



Not since about half an hour ago.

I thought he'd gone up to the house.



No, he hasn't been

to the house at all,



and I'm afraid something

might have happened to him.



Frank, what's the matter ?

Is anything wrong ?



There is something wrong.



Well, the diver who went down

to inspect the bottom of the ship...



came across the hull

of another boat--



a little sailboat.



- Frank, is it--

- Yes, it's Rebecca's.



How did they recognize it ?



He's a local man.

Knew it instantly.



It'll be so hard on poor Maxim.



Yes, it's going to bring it

all back again,



and worse than before.



Why did they have to fiind it ?



Why couldn't they have left it there

in peace, at the bottom of the sea ?



Well, I'd better get along

and arrange some breakfast for the men.



All right, Frank.

I'll go and look for Maxim.



[ Men Chattering ]









You haven't had any sleep.



Have you forgiven me ?



Forgiven you ?

What have I got to forgive you for ?



For last night,

my stupidity about the costume.



Oh, that.

I'd forgotten.



I was angry with you, wasn't I ?






Maxim, can't we start all over again ?



I don't ask that you should love me.

I won't ask impossible things.



I'll be your friend, your companion.



I'll be happy with that.



You love me very much, don't you ?



But it's too late, my darling.



We've lost our little

chance of happiness.



- No, Maxim, no.

- Yes. It's all over now.



The thing's happened.



The thing I've dreaded

day after day,



night after night.



Maxim, what are you trying to tell me ?



Rebecca has won.



Her shadow has been

between us all the time,



keeping us from one another.



She knew

that this would happen.



What are you saying ?



They sent a diver down.

He found another boat.



Yes, I know. Frank told me.

Rebecca's boat.



Oh, it's terrible for you.

I'm so sorry.



The diver made another discovery.



He broke one of the ports

and looked into the cabin.



There was a body in there.



Then she wasn't alone.



There was someone sailing with her,

and you have to fiind out who it was.



That's it, isn't it, Maxim ?



You don't understand.

There was no one with her.



It's Rebecca's body

lying there on the cabin floor.



[ Shuddering ]

Oh, no.



The woman that was washed up

at Edgecombe,



the woman that is now buried

in the family crypt,



that was not Rebecca.



That was the body

of some unknown woman,



unclaimed, belonging nowhere.



I identifiied it,

but I knew it wasn't Rebecca.



It was all a lie.



I knew where

Rebecca's body was.



Lying on that cabin floor

on the bottom of the sea.



How did you know, Maxim ?



Because I put it there.



Will you look into my eyes and

tell me that you love me now ?



You see ? I was right.



It's too late.



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.



No. It's no use.

It's too late.



We can't lose each other now.



We must be together always,

with no secrets, no shadows.



We may only have

a few days, a few hours.



Maxim, why didn't you tell me before ?



I nearly did sometimes,

but you never seemed close enough.



How could we be close when I knew

you were always thinking of Rebecca ?



How could I even ask you to love me

when I knew you loved Rebecca still ?



What are you talking about ?

What do you mean ?



Whenever you touched me, I knew

you were comparing me with Rebecca.



Whenever you looked at me or spoke to me

or walked with me in the garden,



I knew you were thinking,



''This I did with Rebecca,

and this and this.''



Oh, it's true, isn't it ?



You thought I loved Rebecca ?

You thought that ?



I hated her.



Oh, I was carried away by her,



enchanted by her, as everyone was.



And when I was married, I was told

I was the luckiest man in the world.



She was so lovely,



so accomplished, so amusing.



''She's got the three things that really

matter in a wife,'' everyone said.



'' Breeding, brains and beauty.''



And I believed them, completely.



But I never had

a moment's happiness with her.



She was incapable of love...



or tenderness or decency.



You didn't love her ?

You didn't love her ?



Do you remember that cliff

where you fiirst saw me in Monte Carlo ?



Well, I went there with Rebecca

on our honeymoon.



That was where

I found out about her.



Four days

after we were married.



She stood there laughing,



her black hair

blowing in the wind,



and told me all about herself.






Things I'll never tell a living soul.



I wanted to kill her.



It would have been so easy.

Remember the precipice ?



I frightened you, didn't I ?

You thought I was mad.



Perhaps I was.

Perhaps I am mad.



It wouldn't make for sanity, would it,

living with the devil ?



''I'll make a bargain with you,''

she said.



''You'd look rather foolish

trying to divorce me now

after four days of marriage,



''so I'll play the part

of a devoted wife, mistress

of your precious Manderley.



''I'll make it the most famous

showplace in England, if you like,



''and people will visit us

and envy us...



''and say we're the luckiest,

happiest couple in the country.



What a grand joke it will be !

What a triumph !''



I should never have accepted

her dirty bargain, but I did.



I was younger then and tremendously

conscious of the family honor.



[ Scoffs ]

Family honor.



She knew that

I'd sacrifiice everything...



rather than stand up

in a divorce court...



and give her away, admit that

our marriage was a rotten fraud.



You despise me, don't you ?

As I despise myself.



You can't understand what

my feelings were, can you ?



Of course I can, darling.

Of course I can.



Well, I kept the bargain.

And so did she, apparently.



Oh, she played the game brilliantly.



But after a while,

she began to grow careless.



She took a flat in London,

and she'd stay away for days at a time.



Then she started to bring

her friends down here.



I warned her,

but she shrugged her shoulders.



''What's it got to do with you ?''

she said.



She even started on Frank.

Poor, faithful Frank.



Then there was a cousin of hers,

a man named Favell.



Yes, I know him.

He came the day you went to London.



Why didn't you tell me ?



I didn't like to. I thought

it would remind you of Rebecca.



Remind me !

[ Chuckles ]



As if I needed reminding.



Favell used to visit her

here in this cottage.



I found out about it,

and I warned her...



that if he came here again,

I'd shoot them both.



One night when I found that

she'd come back quietly from London,



I thought that Ravell

was with her,



and I knew then I couldn't stand this

life of fiilth and deceit any longer.



I decided to come down here and

have it out with both of them.



But she was alone.



She was expecting Favell,

but he hadn't come.



She was lying on the divan,



a large tray of cigarette

stubs beside her.



She looked ill, queer.



Suddenly she got up,



started to walk toward me.



''When I have a child,

she said,



''neither you nor anyone else

could ever prove it wasn't yours.



You'd like to have an heir, wouldn't

you, Max, for your precious Manderley?''



Then she started to laugh.



''How funny.

How supremely, wonderfully funny.



''I'd be the perfect mother,

just as I've been the perfect wife.



''No one will ever know.



''It ought to give you

the thrill of your life, Max,



''to watch my son grow bigger

day by day...



and to know that when you die,

Manderley will be his. ''



She was face to face with me,



one hand in her pocket,



the other holding a cigarette.



She was smiling.



''Well, Max,

what are you going to do about it ?



Aren't you going to kill me ?''



I suppose I went mad for a moment.



I must have struck her.



She stood staring at me.



She looked almost triumphant.



Then she started

toward me again, smiling.



Suddenly she stumbled and fell.



When I looked down-- ages afterwards,

it seemed-- she was lying on the floor.



She'd struck her head on a heavy

piece of ship's tackle.



I remember wondering

why she was still smiling...



then I realized she was dead.



But you didn't kill her !

It was an accident !



Who would believe me ?

I lost my head.



I just knew I had to do something,




I carried her out to the boat.



It was very dark.

There was no moon.



I put her in the cabin.



When the boat seemed a safe distance

from the shore, I took a spike...



and drove it again and again

through the planking of the hull.



I had opened up the seacocks,

and the water began to come in fast.



I climbed over into the dinghy

and pulled away.



I saw the boat heel over... and sink.



I pulled back into the cove.



It started raining.



Maxim, does anyone else know this ?



No, no one, except you and me.



We must explain it.



It's got to be the body

of someone you've never seen before.



No, they're bound to know her.



Her rings, bracelets she always wore.



They'll identify her body,

then they'll remember the other woman,



the other woman

buried in the crypt.



If they fiind out it was Rebecca,



you must simply say that you made

a mistake about the other body--



that the day you went

to Edgecombe, you were ill,

you didn't know what you were doing.



Rebecca's dead.

That's what we've got to remember.



Rebecca's dead.

She can't speak.



She can't bear witness.

She can't harm you anymore.



We're the only two people in the world

that know, Maxim--you and I.



I told you once that I'd done

a very selfiish thing in marrying you.



You can understand now

what I meant.



I've loved you, my darling.



I shall always love you.



But I've known all along that

Rebecca would win in the end.



No, no, she hasn't won.



No matter what happens now,

she hasn't won.



[ Phone Ringing ]



Hello ? Hel--



Hello, Frank.

Hello, Frank. Yes.



Who ? ColonelJulyan ?



Yes, tell him I'll meet him

there as soon as I possibly can.



What ? Oh.



Well, say we could talk about that

when we're sure about the matter.



What's happened ?



ColonelJulyan called.

He's the chief constable of the county.



He's been asked by the police

to go to the mortuary.



He wants to know if I could

possibly have made a mistake...



about that other body.



Well, ColonelJulyan, apparently I did

make a mistake about that other body.



The mistake was quite natural

under the circumstances.



- Besides, you weren't well at the time.

- I was perfectly well.



Well, don't let it worry you, Maxim.



Nobody can blame you

for making a mistake.



The pity is, you've got to go through

the same thing all over again.



- What do you mean ?

- Oh, there'll have to be

another inquest, of course.



- The same formality and red tape.

- Oh.



I wish you could be spared

the publicity of it,

but I'm afraid that's impossible.



Oh, yes, the publicity.



I suppose Mrs. de Winter

went below for something...



and a squall hit the boat

with nobody at the helm.



I imagine that's about the solution

of it, don't you think so, Crawley ?



Oh, yes. Probably the door jammed

and she couldn't get on deck again.



Yes. Tabb, the boatbuilder,



will undoubtedly come

to some such conclusion.



Why ? What would he know about it ?



Well, he's examining the boat now.



Purely as a matter of routine,

you know.



I'll be at the inquest tomorrow, Maxim--

quite unoffiicially, you know.



We must get together for a game of golf

when it's all over, eh ?



- Yes.

- Bye-bye.



I have the evening papers, madam.



- Would you care to see them ?

- Oh, no thank you, Frith,



and I'd prefer that Mr. de Winter

weren't troubled with them either.



I understand, madam. Permit me to say

that we're all most distressed outside.



- Oh, thank you, Frith.

- I'm afraid the news has been

a shock to Mrs. Danvers.



Yes, I rather expected it would be.



It seems there's to be

a coroner's inquest, madam ?



Yes, Frith.

It's purely a formality.



Of course, madam.

I, I wanted to say...



that if any of us might be

required to give evidence,



I should be only too pleased to do

anything that might help the family.



Oh, thank you, Frith. I'm sure Mr.

de Winter will be very happy to hear it.



But I don't think

anything will be necessary.



[ Door Closes ]



Maxim !



Hello, darling.



Oh, Maxim, I'm, I'm worried about

what you'll do at the inquest tomorrow.



What do you mean ?



You won't lose your temper, will you ?



Promise me that they

won't make you angry.



All right, darling, I promise.



No matter what he asks you,

you won't lose your head.



Don't worry, dear.



They can't do anything at once,

can they ?






- Then we've a little time

left to be together ?

- Yes.



I want to go

to the inquest with you.



I'd rather you didn't, darling.



But I can't wait here alone.



I promise you I won't be

any trouble to you.



And I must be near you so

that no matter what happens,



we won't be separated

for a moment.



All right, dear.



I don't mind this whole thing,

except for you.



I can't forget

what it's done to you.



I've been thinking of nothing

else since it happened.






it's gone forever.



That funny, young,

lost look I loved...



won't ever come back.



I killed that when I told you

about Rebecca.



It's gone.



In a few hours...



you've grown so much older.



[ Sobbing ]

Oh, Maxim, Maxim.



BlackJack Brady was his name.



The most important arrest

I ever made.



It must have been

about two years ago now.



Of course there was

no doubt about it.



He was hung

a month after I caught him.



- Hello, wait a minute.

- [ Murmuring ]



They've got

old Balmy Ben up now.



[ Man ] You remember the late

Mrs. de Winter, don't you ?



- She's gone.

- Yes, we know that.



She went in the sea.

The sea got her.



That's right, that's right.

Now, we want you to tell us...



whether you were on the shore

that last night she went sailing.



- Eh ?

- Were you on the shore...



that last night she went out,

when she didn't come back ?



I didn't see nothin'.

I don't want to go to the asylum.



Them cruel folks there.



Now, nobody's going

to send you to the asylum.



All we want you to do

is tell us what you saw.



I didn't see nothin'.



Come, come. Did you see Mrs. de Winter

get into her boat that last night ?



I don't know nothin'.

I don't want to go to the asylum.



- Very well, you may go.

- Eh ?



You may go now.



Mr. Tabb, would you

step forward, please ?



The evidence you give will

be the truth, the whole truth

and nothing but the truth ?



I do, so help me God.



The late Mrs. de Winter

used to send her boat to your

shipyard for reconditioning.



- That's right, sir.

- Can you remember any occasion...



- when she had any sort

of accident with the boat ?

- No, sir.



I often said Mrs. de Winter

was a born sailor.



Now, when Mrs. de Winter

went below, as is supposed,



and a sudden gust of wind

came down,



that would be enough to capsize

the boat, wouldn't it ?



Excuse me, sir, but there's

a little more to it than that.



- What do you mean, Mr. Tabb ?

- I mean, sir, the seacocks.



- What are the seacocks ?




Oh, well, the seacocks

are the valves to drain out the boat,



and they're always kept

tight closed when you're afloat.



Yes ?



Well, yesterday when I examined

that boat, I found they'd been opened.



- What could be the reason for that ?

-Just this.



That's what flooded the boat

and sunk her.



- Are you implying--

- That boat never capsized at all.



I know it's a terrible

thing to say, sir,



but in my opinion,

she was scuttled.



[ Murmuring ]



- And there's them 'oles.

- What holes ?



- In her planking.

- What are you talking about ?



Of course, that boat's been

underwater for over a year,



and the tide's been knocking her

against the ridge,



but it seemed to me the 'oles looked

as if she'd made 'em from the inside.



Then you believe she must have

done it deliberately ?



Couldn't have been no accident,

not with her knowledge of boats.



[ Murmuring ]



You knew the former

Mrs. de Winter very well, I believe ?



- Oh, yes.

- Would you believe

her capable of suicide ?



No, frankly I would not,

but you never can tell.



You may stand down, Mr. Tabb.



Mr. de Winter, please.



[ Pounds Gavel ]



I'm sorry to drag you back

for further questioning, Mr. de Winter.



You've heard the statement of Mr. Tabb.

I wonder if you can help us in any way.



- I'm afraid not.

- Can you think of any reason

why there should be holes...



in the planking of the late

Mrs. de Winter's boat ?



Well, of course I can't

think of any reason.



Has anyone ever discussed

these holes with you before ?



Well, since the boat has been

at the bottom of the ocean,

I scarcely think that likely.



Mr. de Winter, I want you to believe

we all feel very deeply for you,



but I don't conduct this

inquiry for my own amusement.



- That's rather obvious, isn't it ?

- I hope that it is.



Since Mrs. de Winter went

sailing alone, are we to believe

she drove those holes herself?



You may believe what you like.



Can you enlighten us as to why

Mrs. de Winter...



should have wanted

to end her own life ?



I know of no reason whatever.



Mr. de Winter,

however painful it may be,



I have to ask you

a very personal question.



Were relations between you and the late

Mrs. de Winter perfectly happy?



Were relations between you and the late

Mrs. de Winter perfectly happy ?



I won't stand this any longer !

And you might as well know now--



- [ Gasps, Murmuring ]

-[ Gavel Pounding ]



We'll adjourn till after lunch.

Mr. de Winter,



I presume you'll

be available for us then ?



I told you you should

have had some breakfast.



You're hungry.

That's what's the matter with you.



Mr. Frith thought you might

like to have some lunch from

the house and sent me with it.



- Oh, that's fiine, Mullen.

Can you pull around the corner ?

- Very good, sir.



Awfully foolish of me

fainting like that.



Nonsense. If you hadn't fainted,

I'd have really lost my temper.



Darling, please be careful.



Darling, wait here a few moments.



- I'll see if I can fiind old Frank.

- Of course, darling.



- Don't worry about me.

I'll be all right.

- Sure ? All right.



Here, have a spot of this.

Do you good.



Thank you.



- Sure you're all right ?

- Yes, of course.



- I won't be long.

- Right you are.



- Ugh.

- Hello.



And how does the bride

fiind herself today ?



I say, marriage with Max is not exactly

a bed of roses, is it ?



I think you'd better go

before Maxim gets back.



Oh,jealous, is he ?

Well, I can't say I blame him.



But you don't think

I'm the Big Bad Wolf, do you ?



I'm not, you know. I'm

a perfectly ordinary, harmless bloke.



And I think you're behaving

splendidly over all this.



Perfectly splendidly.



You know, you've grown up a bit

since I last saw you.



- It's no wonder.

- What do you want, Favell ?



Oh, hello, Max. Things are going

pretty well for you, aren't they ?



Better than you ever expected.

I was rather worried about you at fiirst.



That's why I came down

to the inquest.



I'm touched by your solicitude,

but if you don't mind,

we'd rather like to have our lunch.



Lunch ! I say, what a jolly idea !

Rather like a picnic, isn't it ?



I'm so sorry.

Do you mind if I put this there ?



You know, Max, old boy, I really think

I ought to talk things over with you.



Talk what things over ?



Well, those holes in the planking,

for one thing.



Those holes that were drilled

from the inside.



- Oh, Mullen !

- Yes, sir?



Would you, like a good fellow,

have my car fiilled with petrol?



- It's almost empty.

- Very good, sir.



- And Mullen, close the door, will you ?

- Yes, sir.



Does this bother you ?



You know, old boy,

I have a strong feeling...



that before the day is out,

somebody's going to make use of that...



rather expressive, though somewhat

old-fashioned term ''foul play.''



Am I boring you with all this ?



No ? Good.



Well, you see, Max, I fiind myself

in a rather awkward position.



You've only got to read this note

to understand. It's from Rebecca.



And what's more, she had the foresight

to put the date on it.



She wrote it to me

the day she died.




I was out on a party on that night,



so I didn't get it

until the next day.



What makes you think that

note would interest me ?



Oh, I'm not going to bother you

with the contents now,



but I can assure you that

it is not the note of a woman...



who intends to drown herself

that same night.



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 motorcar salesman.



I don't know if you've ever

experienced the feeling...



of driving an expensive motorcar

which isn't your own.



But it can be

very, very exasperating.



You know what I mean.

You want to own the car yourself.



I've often wondered what it would be

like to retire to the country,



have a nice little place

with a few acres of shooting.



I've never fiigured out

what it would cost a year,



but I'd like to talk about it with you.



I'd like to have your advice on how

to live comfortably without hard work.



Hello, Favell.

You looking for me, Maxim ?



Yes. Mr. Favell and I have a little

business transaction on hand.



I think we had better

conduct it over at the inn.



They may have

a private room there.



Well, see you later.



Find ColonelJulyan.

Tell him I want to see him immediately.



Come on, Favell. Let's go.



[ Chattering ]



Have you a private room, please ?



- Of course, sir. Through there, sir.

- Thank you.



Hope this will do, Mr. de Winter.



Oh, it's splendid, splendid.

Exactly like the Ritz.



- Any orders, gents ?

- Yes, you might bring me

a large brandy and soda.



How about you, Max ? Have one on me.

I feel I can afford to play host.



-Thanks. I don't mind if I do.

-Make it two, will you, my good fellow ?



- Very good, sir.

-[Julyan ] Where's Mr. de Winter?



Oh, through the other door, sir.



ColonelJulyan, his is Mr. Favell.



Oh, I know ColonelJulyan.

We're old friends, aren't we ?



Since you're old friends, I assume you

also know he's head of the police here.



I think he might be interested

to hear your proposition.

Go on, tell him all about it.



I merely said I hoped to give up

selling cars and retire.



Actually, he offered to withhold

a vital piece of evidence...



if I made it worth his while.



I only want to see justice done,




Now, that boatbuilder's evidence...



suggested certain theories

concerning Rebecca's death.



One of them, of course, is suicide.



I have a little note here which puts

that possibility quite out of court.



- Read it, Colonel.

- ''Jack, darling,



''I've just seen the doctor and I'm going

down to Manderley right away.



''I shall be at the cottage all evening

and shall leave the door open for you.



I have something terribly

important to tell you. Rebecca. ''



Now, does that look like

the note of a woman who had made

up her mind to kill herself?



And apart from that, Colonel,

do you mean to tell me that

if you wanted to commit suicide,



you'd go to all the trouble

of putting out to sea in a boat,



then take a hammer and chisel

and laboriously knock holes

through the bottom of it ?



Come, Colonel,

as an offiicer of the law,



don't you feel there are some

slight grounds for suspicion ?



- Of murder ?

- What else ?



You've known Max a long time, so

you know he's the old-fashioned type...



who'd die to defend his honor

or who'd kill for it.



It's blackmail, pure and simple.



Blackmail's not so pure nor so simple.



It can bring a lot of trouble

to a great many people,



and the blackmailer sometimes fiinds

himself in jail at the end of it.



I see. You're going to hold

de Winter's hand through all this...



just because he's the big noise

around here and he's actually

permitted you to dine with him.



Be careful, Favell.

You've brought an accusation of murder.



- Have you any witnesses ?

- I do have a witness.



- Oh.

- It's that fellow Ben.



If that stupid coroner

hadn't been a snob,



- he'd have seen that half-wit

was hiding something.

- And why should Ben do that ?



Because we caught him once,

Rebecca and I, peering at us

through the cottage window.



Rebecca threatened him with the asylum.

That's why he was afraid to speak.



But he was always hanging about.

He must have seen this whole thing.



It's ridiculous

even listening to all this.



Ah. You're like a little trades union,

all of you, aren't you ?



And if my guess is right, Crawley,



there's a bit of malice

in your soul toward me, isn't there ?



Crawley didn't have

much success with Rebecca,



but he ought to have

more luck this time.



The bride will be grateful

for your fraternal arm, Crawley...



in a week or so.



- Every time she faints, in fact.

- De Winter!



- Maxim, please !

- De Winter !



That temper of yours

will do you in yet, Max.



[ Knock At Door ]



Oh, uh, excuse me, gentlemen.

Now, is there anything else ?



Yes. You might bring

Mr. de Winter a sedative.



-No, no, nothing at all. Just leave us.

-Very good, sir.



Now, Favell,

let's get this business over.



As you seem to have worked out

the whole thing so carefully,



perhaps you can provide us

also with a motive ?



I knew you were going

to bring that up, Colonel.



I've read enough detective stories to

know that there must always be a motive.



And if you'll all excuse me

for a moment, I'll supply that too.



I wish you would go home. You ought

not to be here through all this.



Please let me stay, Maxim.



Surely, Colonel Julyan,you're

not going to allow this fellow--



My opinion of Favell

is no higher than yours, Crawley.



But in my offiicial capacity,



I have no alternative

but to pursue his accusation.



I entirely agree with you, Colonel.



In a manner so serious as this,

we must make sure...



of every point, explore every avenue,



and, in fact, if I may coin a phrase,

leave no stone unturned.



Ah, here she is-- the missing link,



the witness who will help

supply the motive.



Colonel Julyan, Mrs. Danvers.

I believe you know everyone else.



- Won't you sit down ?

- No offense, Colonel,

but I think I'll put this to Danny.



She'll understand it more easily.

Danny, who was Rebecca's doctor ?



Mrs. de Winter

always had Dr. McClean from the village.



Now, you heard.

I said Rebecca's doctor, in London.



I don't know anything about that.



Oh, don't give me that.

You knew everything about Rebecca.



You knew she was in love with me,

didn't you ?



Surely you haven't forgotten

the good times she and I used

to have down at the cottage.



She had a right

to amuse herself, didn't she ?



Love was a game to her.

It made her laugh, I tell you.



She used to sit on her bed and

rock with laughter at the lot of you.



Can you think of any reason why Mrs. de

Winter should have taken her own life ?



No, no, I refuse to believe it.

I knew everything about her,



and I won't believe it.



There, you see ? It's impossible.

She knows that as well as I do.



Now, listen to me, Danny. We know that

Rebecca went to a doctor in London.



- Who was it ?

- I don't know.



Oh, I understand, Danny.



You think we're asking you

to reveal secrets of Rebecca's life.



You're trying to defend her.

But that's what I'm doing.



I'm trying to clear her name

of the suspicion of suicide.



Mrs. Danvers,

it has been suggested...



Mrs. de Winter

was deliberately murdered.



There you have it

in a nutshell, Danny.



But there's one more thing you'll

want to know: the name of the murderer.



It's a lovely name that

rolls off the tongue so easily:



George Fortescue

Maximilian de Winter.



There was a doctor. Mrs. de Winter

sometimes went to him privately.



She used to go to him

even before she was married.



We don't want reminiscences, Danny.

What was his name ?



Dr. Baker,      Goldhawk Road,

Shepherd's Bush.



There you are, Colonel.

There's where you'll fiind your motive.



Go and question Dr. Baker.

He'll tell you why Rebecca went to him--



to confiirm the fact that

she was going to have a child,



a sweet, curly-headed

little child.



It isn't true. It isn't true.

She would have told me.



She told Max about it.

Maxim knew he wasn't the father.



So, like the gentleman of the old school

that he is, he killed her !



[Julyan ] I'm afraid we shall have

to question this Dr. Baker.



Hear, hear. But for safety's sake,

I think I'd like to go along too.



Yes, unfortunately, I suppose

you have the right to ask that.



I'll see the coroner

and have the inquest postponed

pending further evidence.



I say, aren't you rather afraid that the

prisoner, shall we say, might bolt ?



You have my word for it

that he will not do that.



Toodle-oo, Max.

Come along, Danny.



Let's leave the unhappy couple to spend

their last moments together alone.



Are you sure you don't want me

to go with you, Maxim ?



No, darling.

It'll be very tiring for you.



I'll be back the very fiirst

thing in the morning, and

I won't even stop to sleep.



I'll be waiting for you.



- Ready, Maxim ?

- Yes.



You two go on ahead.

I'll follow with Favell.



Dr. Baker, you may have seen Mr. de

Winter's name in the papers recently.



Oh, yes, yes. In connection

with a body that was found in a boat.



My wife was reading all about it.

A very sad case.



- My condolences--

- Oh, this is going to take hours.

Let me--



Don't bother, Favell.

I think I can tell Dr. Baker.



We're trying to discover

certain facts...



concerning the late Mrs. de Winter's

activities on the day of her death,



October     last year,

and I want you to tell me, if you can,



if anyone of that name

paid you a visit on that date.



I'm awfully sorry.

I'm afraid I can't help you.



I should have remembered

the name de Winter.



I've never attended

a Mrs. de Winter in my life.



Well, how can you possibly tell

all your patients' names ?



I can look it up

in my engagement diary if you like.



- Did you say the    th of October?

- Yes.



Oh, here we are.

No, no de Winter.



- Are you sure ?

- Well, here are all

the appointments for that day.



'' Ross, Campbell, Steadall,

Perrino, Danvers, Mathews--''



Danny ! What the devil !



Would you read that name again ?

Did you say Danvers ?



Yes, I have a Mrs. Danvers for  :  .



What did she look like ?

Can you remember ?



Yes, I remember her quite well.

She was a very beautiful woman--



tall, dark,

exquisitely dressed.



- Rebecca.

- The lady must

have used an assumed name.



Is that so ? This is a surprise.

I'd known her a long time.



What was the matter with her ?



My dear sir,

there are certain ethics.



Could you supply a reason, Dr. Baker,

for Mrs. de Winter's suicide ?



For her murder, you mean. She was

going to have a kid, wasn't she ?



Come on, out with it !



Tell me what else a woman of her class

be doing in a dump like this ?



I take it the offiicial nature of this

visit makes it necessary for me to--



I assure you we'd not be troubling you

if it were not necessary.



You want to know

if I can suggest any motive...



as to why Mrs. de Winter

should have taken her life ?



Yes, I think I can.



The woman who called herself

Mrs. Danvers was very seriously ill.



She was not

going to have a child ?



That was what she thought,

but my diagnosis was different.



I sent her to a well-known specialist

for an examination and X-rays,



and on this date she returned

to me for his report.



I remember her standing here

holding out her hand for the photograph.



''I want to know the truth,''

she said.



''I don't want soft words

and a bedside manner.



If I'm for it,

you can tell me right away.''



I knew she was not the type

to accept a lie.



She'd asked for the truth,

so I let her have it.



She thanked me and I never

saw her again, so I assumed that--



- What was wrong with her ?

- Cancer.



Yes, the growth was deep-rooted.



An operation would have been

no earthly use at all.



In a short time,

she would have been under morphia.



There was nothing that could

be done for her, except wait.



[ Maxim ]

Did she say anything when you told her?



She smiled

in a queer sort of way.



Your wife was a wonderful woman,

Mr. de Winter.



And, oh yes,

I remember she said something...



that struck me as being

very peculiar at the time.



When I told her

it was a matter of months,



she said,

''Oh, no, Doctor, not that long.''



You've been very kind.

You've told us all we wanted to know.



We shall probably need

an offiicial verifiication.



-Verifiication ?

-Yes, to confiirm the verdict of suicide.



[ Dr. Baker ] I understand. Can I

offer you gentlemen a glass of sherry?



[Julyan ] No, very kind.

I think we ought to be going.



Thank heaven we know the truth.



Dreadful thing, dreadful.



Ayoung and lovely woman like her.

No wonder--



I never had the remotest idea.

Neither did Danny, I'm sure.



I wish I had a drink.



Will we be needed at the inquest

any further, ColonelJulyan ?



Oh, no. I can see to it that Maxim

is not troubled any further.



- Thank you, sir.

- Are you ready to start, Colonel ?



No, thank you.

I'm staying in town tonight.



And let me tell you, Favell,

blackmail is not much of a profession,



and we know how to deal with it

in our part of the world,

strange as it may seem to you.



I'm sure I don't know

what you're talking about.



But if you ever need a new car,

Colonel,just let me know.



It's impossible to thank you for your

kindness to us through all this.



- You know what I feel

without my saying anything.

- Not at all.



Better let your wife know.

She'll be getting worried.



Yes, I'll phone her at once, then

we'll get straight down to Manderley.



Good-bye, Crawley.

Maxim's got a great friend.



- Frank.

- Yes, Maxim ?



There's something you don't know.



Oh, no, there isn't.



I didn't kill her, Frank.



But I know now that when

she told me about the child,



she wanted me to kill her.



She lied on purpose.

She foresaw the whole thing.



That's why she stood there

laughing when she--



Don't think about it anymore.



Thank you, Frank.



Hello, Danny ?

I just wanted to tell you the news.



Rebecca held out on both of us.

She had cancer.



Yes, suicide.



And now Max and that

dear little bride of his...



will be able to stay on at Manderley

and live happily ever after.



Bye-bye, Danny.



- Is this your car, sir ?

- Yes.



Will you be going soon ?

This isn't a parking place, you know.



Oh, isn't it ?

People are entitled...



to leave their cars

outside if they want to.



It's a pity some of you fellows

haven't anything better to do.



When you phoned,

did she say she'd wait up ?



I asked her to go to bed,

but she wouldn't hear of it.



I wish I could get some

more speed out of this thing.



Is something worrying you, Maxim ?



I can't get over the feeling

something's wrong.



- Frank !

- What's the matter ? Why did we stop ?



What's the time ?



Oh, this clock's wrong.

It must be  :   or  :  . Why ?



That can't be the dawn

breaking over there.



It's in the winter that

you see the Northern Lights, isn't it ?



That's not the Northern Lights.

That's Manderley !



Frith ! Frith !

Mrs. de Winter. Where is she ?



- I thought I saw her, sir.

- Where ?






Thank heaven

you've come back to me.



- Are you all right, darling ?

Are you all right ?

- Oh, yes, I'm all right.



Mrs. Danvers. She's gone mad.



She said she'd rather destroy Manderley

than see us happy here.



[ Robert ]

Look! The west wing!




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