Blu-Ray. Gothic, with big waves, a gloomy mansion, family jewels, a young Burton and a middle-aged De Havilland. Everybody seems thrilled because the director (I didn't read the novel but I assume Daphne Du Maurier is the one to be congratulated for this idea) adopts Burton's point of view only. I'm not. Already forgotten.
Burton, 26, appears far older than his character, Philip, who is only 24. The story of du Maurier and script by Nunnally Johnson carry the film. Burton was good and would have been wonderful had Garbo had been cast opposite him as originally envisioned. Garbo and Burton would have been awesome together.
An excellent film. De Havilland steals the show but Burton also shines in this early role. I love how everything is open ended and left to the viewer. Quite an unconventional Hollywood film, as is many other De Havilland gems (Snake Pit, The Heiress). She was a trailblazer, and still kicking as of this writing, turning 100 this July!