1940. USA. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. With Joan Fontaine, Laurence Oliver. 130 min.
Hitchcock’s first U.S. film is also among his finest, a tense and moody Gothic melodrama. Luxury vacation turns hasty elopement for a young woman and a rich widower – but this fairy tale goes awry on return to his cavernous mansion, where the new bride finds their wedded bliss tainted (or perhaps haunted?) by the memory of his dead wife.
DATE: Tonight, January 23rd
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema