Story: Based on the Daphne du Maurier novel about a woman who marries an English widower and is haunted by stories of his first wife.

Scenery: Scenes representing the Cornwall shore were filmed at Point Lobos. Brief scenes driving through a Monterey Pine forest, which appears to be in Pebble Beach.

Also of local interest: The filmmakers caused a considerable uproar by their disregard for the natural habitat in the areas they were filming.


  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock.
  • Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, Leo G. Carroll.


  • Year: 1940
  • Studio: Selznick International Pictures/United Artists
  • Film: B&W
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
  • Sound: mono
  • Running time: 130 min.
  • Academy Awards: Best Picture, cinematography. Nominated for best actor (Laurence Olivier), actress (Joan Fontaine), supporting actress (Judith Anderson), director, art direction, special effects, editing, musical score and screenplay.


Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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