Laurence Olivier - (Movie Promo) Star Of The Month, April 2013
TCM's original promo for the April, 2013 Star Of The Month, Laurence Olivier.
Rebecca (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Like All Dreamers
Joan Fontaine's opening narration, her character not named, largely verbatim from the novel by Daphne Du Maurier, and the introduction of the leading man Laurence Olivier, from Alfred Hitchcock's Best Picture Academy Award winner, Rebecca, 1940.
Hamlet (1948) -- (Movie Clip) To Be Or Not To Be
Laurence Olivier with his take on a well-known speech, famously mixed between oratory and voice-over, becoming the first actor ever to direct himself to an Academy Award, in Hamlet, 1948.
Hamlet (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Murder Most Foul
With camera flourishes by Desmond Dickinson, director and star Laurence Olivier meets his father's ghost, the voice performed by Olivier with various sound treatments, in the 1948 Best Picture winner, Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Guest Programmer: Ray Bradbury -- (TCM Promo)
Promo for science-fiction legend Ray Bradbury's appearance as Guest Programmer on TCM, with Robert Osborne on Thursday, November 20th.
Rebecca (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Films Of The Honeymoon
Now convinced she must beautify herself to please husband Maxim (Laurence Olivier), "Mrs. De Winter" (Joan Fontaine) tries out a new gown, as they review film from their honeymoon, housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson) rocking the boat, in Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, 1940.
Rebecca (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Mrs. DeWinter's Been Dead
Now officially the new Mrs. De Winter, Joan Fontaine bumbling about her widower husband's vast home "Manderley," servants Frith (Edward Fielding) and Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson) none too friendly, in Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, 1940.
Hamlet (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Bended Their Light To Me
Jean Simmons as Ophelia, daughter of the adviser to the possibly murdered king, entirely in her voice-over and pantomime with the prince, (director and star Laurence Olivier) reporting, in fact to his enemies, on his visit, in the acclaimed 1948 production of Hamlet.
Rebecca (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Why Do You Choose Me?
Wealthy widower Maxim (Laurence Olivier) and shy paid companion Joan Fontaine (whose first name is never mentioned) have grown closer during their Monte Carlo holiday, unbeknownst to her employer Mrs. Van Hopper (Florence Bates), early in Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, 1940.
Hamlet (1948) -- (Movie Clip) This Is The Tragedy
The star and director narrates the opening, guard Francisco (John Laurie) relieved by Bernardo (Esmond Knight), joined by Marcellus (Anthony Quayle) and Horatio (Norman Wooland), in Laurence Olivier's 1948 production of Hamlet.
Rebecca (1940) -- (Movie Clip) It Wouldn't Make For Sanity
Down in the boat house, near where the title character drowned under suspicious circumstances, widower Maxim (Laurence Olivier) has just explained to his new bride (Joan Fontaine) that he never loved his first wife, a famous scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, 1940.