Good book, bad film? Day #4

Book: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Film: Rebecca, directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Not many directors are as distinctive as Hitchcock, so this his first Hollywood film was always going to step out from the shadow of the (perfectly decent) book. In a good way. Can Daphne Du Maurier have imagined Mrs Danvers was quite so chilling and kinky as Judith Anderson made her? Or that Jack Favell was as magnificently caddish as George Sanders?

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