Original Vintage USA Lobby Card no. 2 11x14 Rebecca 1940 Re-issue 1956. A young woman (Joan Fontaine) believes her every dream has come true when her whirlwind romance with the dashing Maxim de Winter (Sir Laurence Olivier) culminates in marriage. But she soon realises that Rebecca, the dead first Mrs de Winter, haunts both the temperamental, brooding Maxim and the de Winter mansion, Manderley. In order for Maxim and the new Mrs de Winter to have a future, Rebecca's spell must be broken and the mystery of her violent death unravelled. The first collaboration between producer David O. Selznick and Hitchcock, Rebecca was adapted from Daphne du Maurier's popular novel and won the 1940 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Cinematography.