Rebecca, la prima moglie

This was a TV adaptation of the popular Daphne Du Maurier novel Rebecca (which had actually already been adapted by the Italians in 1946).  The story, as I’m sure you know, follows a young woman who marries a wealthy, aristocratic and charming husband, but when she moves into his home she discovers that he’s still haunted by the memory of his deceased first wife. Director Riccardo Milani is something of a TV specialist, although he did make the award winning social-realism film Il posto dell’anima (2003).  The cast includes Alessio Boni (who was the lead in Michele Soavi’s Arrivederci amore, ciao (2006), Mariangela Melato and Tomas Arana.

Someone’s put some edited together bits of this up on youtube (to the accompaniment, weirdly, of Donovan’s Hurdy Gurdy Man!)

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The WildEye is a blog dedicated to the wild world of Italian cinema (and, ok, sometimes I digress into discussing films from other countries as well). Peplums, comedies, dramas, spaghetti westerns... they're all covered here.

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