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Rebecca (the 1940 movie)


Alfred Hitchcock was famous for directing films of the suspense genre.  One of Hitchcock’s famous mystery/suspense motion pictures is Rebecca (1940).  This movie concerns a rich man’s second wife who feels haunted by his deceased first wife’s ghost or legacy.



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term


  • Hitchcock, Alfred (Subject)



Call Number for Browsing the Shelves


  • PN1998.3 .H58



Circulating Materials  –  A Selected List


  • Freedman, Jonathan (Ed.). Hitchcock’s America. 1999.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 H575 1999
  • Hurley, Neil. Soul in Suspense: Hitchcock’s Fright and Delight. 1993.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 H87 1993
  • Kapsis, Robert. Hitchcock: The Making of a Reputation.1992.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 K36 1992
  • Krohn, Bill. Hitchcock at Work. 2000.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 K76 2000
  • Spoto, Donald. The Art of Alfred Hitchcock. 1992.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 S68 1992
  • Wood, Robin. Hitchcock’s Films Revisited. 1989.
    • Call Number: PN1998.3 .H58 W66 1989



Reference Materials


  • Blockbusters: A Reference Guide to Film Genres.Call Number: REF PN1995 .G663 2006
    • Pgs. 65, 204-205
  • The Encyclopedia of Alfred Hitchcock. Call Number: REF PN1998.3 .H58 L45 2002
    • Pgs. 270-272
  • Magill’s Survey of Cinema:English Language Films(First Series).  - Call Number: REF PN1995 .M3 V. 3
    • Vol. 3, pgs. 1434-1437
  • The Motion Picture Guide.Call Number: REF PN1995 .N346 1985  N-R (Vol. 6)
    • Vol. 6, pg. 2553 
  • The New York Times Film Reviews (1939-1948).Call Number: REF PN1995 .N4  1939-48
    • (1939-1948),  pg. 1695 



Electronic Databases  

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Film & Television Literature Index
  • Humanities Full Text


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