Daphne Dumaurier


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Scapegoat, The (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Traitorous Animals, Cats Melancholy vacationing English teacher Barratt (Alec Guinness) at first doesn't realized he's being shadowed, his first night in a French country town, early in The Scapegoat, 1959, from a Gore Vidal script, co-starring Bette Davis.
Scapegoat, The (1959) -- (Movie Clip) An Emptiness In The Heart Opening the MGM-British production, with affecting narration by Alec Guinness, from Gore Vidal’s screenplay based on Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, as English teacher Barratt, arriving on the ferry at Port Boulogne, Calais, then reaching Le Mans (though the city is never named) and it’s famous cathedral, briefly meeting Peter Bull, in The Scapegoat, 1959, co-starring Bette Davis.
Scapegoat, The (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Lie To Me Later Alec Guinness, who really is Barrat, an English teacher just in from Paris, meets daffy French countess Du Gue (Bette Davis) who believes he's her look-alike nephew, who has disappeared, leaving his troubles to his twin, in The Scapegoat, 1959, from a Daphne Du Maurier novel.
Birds, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) Love Birds San Francisco's Union Square, Tippi Hedren strolls into the pet shop (instigating the director's cameo), client of nutty Mrs. MacGruder (Ruth McDevitt), then approached by customer Mitch (Rod Taylor), all very routine so far, opening Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, 1963.
Birds, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) A Gull Hit Her San Franciscan Melanie (Tippi Hedren) in her elaborate flirtation with Bodega Bay lawyer Mitch (Rod Taylor) has just dropped off the love birds at his house, sneaking off in the motorboat as he chases by land, when director Alfred Hitchcock makes his first direct attack, in The Birds, 1963.
Birds, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) Lost His Way In The Dark Stuck in Bodega Bay for the evening, San Francisco socialite Melanie (Tippi Hedren) engaged with local Annie (Suzanne Pleshette) in intense chat about Mitch, who interests them both, all of which is one big "MacGuffin" from director Alfred Hitchcock, in The Birds, 1963.
Jamaica Inn (1939) -- (Movie Clip) If You Want To See Beauty Alive We’ve just met Charles Laughton as Sir Humphrey, entertaining with his thoughts on beauty, which presage the arrival of orphaned Irish traveler Mary (Maureen O’Hara), trying to join her aunt at the notorious location of the title, in Jamaica Inn, 1939, Alfred Hitchcock directing, from Daphne DuMaurier’s novel.
Jamaica Inn (1939) -- (Movie Clip) We'll Spin A Coin For These Buckles Irish orphan Mary (Maureen O’Hara), deducing that the inn run by her Cornish relations is the hideout of a criminal gang, intervenes as thugs led by Harry (Emlyn Williams) prepare to string up suspected informant Tremain (Robert Newton), Alfred Hitchcock directing, in Jamaica Inn, 1939.
Jamaica Inn (1939) -- (Movie Clip) An Officer Of The Law Crooked Cornish magistrate Sir Humphrey (Charles Laughton) conducting business when increasingly-undressed Irish Mary (Maureen O’Hara) and seaman Tremain (Robert Newton) appear, unaware that he’s the mastermind of the gang of ship-wrecking criminals they’re fleeing, in Alfred Hitchcock’s Jamaica Inn, 1939.
Jamaica Inn (1939) -- (Movie Clip) D'You Want The Lot Of Us To Swing? After a prologue on the evil doings of ship scuttlers off the coast of Cornwall, director Alfred Hitchcock offers a cracking action scene in which a band led by Joss (Leslie Banks) wrecks a merchant ship and murders the crew, in Jamaica Inn, 1939, starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara.
Jamaica Inn (1939) -- (Movie Clip) I'm Your Aunt's Loving Husband Irish orphan Mary (Maureen O’Hara) has been warned it’s a nest of criminals, but insisted on being delivered to the home of her innkeeper aunt Patience (Marie Ney), not expecting to meet Joss (Leslie Banks), whom we know is a ruthless bandit, in Cornwall, ca. 1820, in Alfred Hitchcock’s Jamaica Inn, 1939.
Birds, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) That Makes Three Times Melanie (Tippi Hedren) and Mitch (Rod Taylor) have just finished another impertinent chat on the hillside when, returning to the birthday party, the first all-out assault begins, Annie (Suzanne Pleshette) helping save the kids, in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, 1963.