Mrs. de Winter: Mrs. Danvers must be furious with me. Maxim de Winter: Oh, hang Mrs. Danvers! Why on earth should you be frightened of her? You behave more like an upstairs maid or something, not like the mistress of the house at all. Mrs. de Winter: Yes, I know I do. But I feel so uncomfortable. I try my best every day, but it's very difficult with people looking you up and down as if you were a prize cow.
Robert E. Sherwood (1896–1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Joan Harrison (1911–1994), British screenwriter. Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine), Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier), Rebecca, after Mrs. de Winter admits to breaking a piece of bric-a-brac (1940).
Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson) is the formidable housekeeper.