DIRECTOR: ALFRED HITCHCOCK
CAST: JOAN FONTAINE, LAURENCE OLIVIER, JUDITH ANDERSON, GEORGE SANDERS
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderlay again…” Hitchcock was still a newly-arrived UK import when this gothic thriller, starring Joan Fontaine as a nameless young woman who becomes enamored with a saturnine, aristocratic widower (Laurence Olivier, fresh from Wuthering Heights), took Outstanding Production (later “Best Picture”) honors at the Academy Awards. A marvel of directorial assurance, which turns the screws with poise and panache—and another instance of Selznick’s eye for talent.
Screening as a part of Produced by David O. Selznick.