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My Cousin Rachel Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton star in this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's gothic novel. In a reversal of Jane Eyre, it is the hero who arrives at the home of a mysterious woman. Rachel (de Havilland) is the widow of a Cornish man of property (John Sutton), who died in suspicious circumstances. Philip Ashley Burton is the dead man's cousin, who in probing his relative's demise immediately suspects Rachel -- and goes on suspecting her even after he falls in love with her. Going against the inheritance laws of the era, Burton turns over his cousin's estate to Rachel, but she refuses his entreaties of marriage. He soon falls ill, and it is whispered that Rachel has poisoned him. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 24, 1954

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charles LeMaire Best Black and White Costume Design 1952 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lyle Wheeler Best Black and White Art Direction 1952 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Olivia de Havilland Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1952 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Richard Burton New Star of the Year - Male 1952 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Burton Best Supporting Actor 1952 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joseph La Shelle Best Black and White Cinematography 1952 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Walter Scott Best Black and White Art Direction 1952 Nominee

Cast

Olivia de Havilland
as Rachel Ashley
Richard Burton
as Philip Ashley
Audrey Dalton
as Louise Kendall
Ronald Squire
as Nick Kendall
George Dolenz
as Rainaldi, Rachel's Lawyer
John Sutton
as Ambrose Ashley
Tudor Owen
as Seecombe
Margaret Brewster
as Mrs. Pascoe
Alma Lawton
as Mary Pascoe
Argentina Brunetti
as Signora
Mario Siletti
as Caretaker
Lumsden Hare
as Tamblyn
Nicholas Koster
as Philip, age 10
Robin Camp
as Philip, age 15
Victor Wood
as Foreman
James Fairfax
as Servant
J.M. Kerrigan
as Rev. Pascoe

Crew

Henry Koster
Director
Nunnally Johnson
Producer
Nunnally Johnson
Screenwriter
Joseph La Shelle
Cinematographer
Franz Waxman
Composer (Music Score)
Lyle Wheeler
Production Designer
Walter Scott
Set Designer
Charles LeMaire
Costume Designer
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