My Cousin Rachel 1952 DVD Region One B&W 98 min. Digitally re-mastered.
Starring: Richard Burton, Olivia de Havilland, John Sutton and Audrey Dalton. Written by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier. Directed by Henry Koster.
When Philip Ashley's (Richard Burton) much-loved (and rich) cousin Ambrose (John Sutton) dies, Philip is convinced that Ambrose was murdered by his new wife Rachel (Olivia de Havilland) to inherit his wealth. But, when he meets Rachel and falls in love with her, he knows that his suspicions must have been unfounded. Or were they? Is Rachel just trying to use Philip to get at the estate Ambrose left to him instead of her? And will she murder him next?
Written, directed and acted in an elegant, suave English style, it exudes a fine air of rich living, surrounded by the comfortable pad of a legacy. And behind its serene and lustrous surface of walnut panelling, old silver and fabulous jewels, there seethes a delicious suggestion of refined passion, mysterious poisons and slow death.