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Rebecca (1940) : 3 Stars
A psychological drama-thriller black and white movie based on Philip MacDonald and Michael Hogan's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel of the same name. Joan Fontaine plays the unnamed narrator that meets the wealthy but brooding widower Maxim de Winter (Shakespearean actor Laurence Olivier) in Monte Carlo but once living in his England's castle then she is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife: Rebecca . This 2 hours 10 minutes Gothic film has some intrigue and suspense which starts as soon the couple hit the husband's castle but I found the twists and the ending surprising but not blow minding. The pace of the film was a bit slow for my taste too. Only Best picture Oscar for Hitch
IMDB : 8.3 (From 64,614 voters)
Tomatometer: 100% (from 44 reviews)
Box Office: $6,000,000 ( $99,838,714.29 adjusted by inflation) (Only USA)
Production Cost: $1,288,000 ($21,099,248.29 adjusted by inflation)


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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) : 3 Stars
Another suspense thriller with Hitch in top form and great performances from regular collaborator James Stewart and Doris Day who sings a song that won the Oscar. I liked the picturesque locales and handling of the international intrigue. The film starts and finish very well but with a runtime of two hours , drags a bit in the middle.
IMDB : 7.5 (from 35,191 votes)
Tomatometer : 91% (from 32 reviews)
Box Office : $11,333,333 ($98,553,056.80 adjusted by inflation) (Only in USA)
Production Cost: $1.2 Million ($10.44 million adjusted by inflation)


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