My Cousin Rachel (1952 film)

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My Cousin Rachel is a 1952 American romantic mystery film directed by Henry Koster and starring Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton, Ronald Squire, George Dolenz and John Sutton. The film is based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.

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My Cousin Rachel
Original film poster
Directed byHenry Koster
Written byNunnally Johnson
Based onMy Cousin Rachel
1951 novel
by Daphne du Maurier
Produced byNunnally Johnson
StarringRichard Burton
Olivia de Havilland
Audrey Dalton
CinematographyJoseph LaShelle
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Music byFranz Waxman
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 25, 1952 (1952-12-25)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1.2 million[1]
Box office$1.3 million (US rentals)[2]

Twentieth Century-Fox obtained the rights to film the novel, with Burton's agreeing to star in a U.S. film for the first time. Production was troubled when du Maurier and original director George Cukor were dissatisfied with the adaptation, causing Cukor to leave the project.

My Cousin Rachel received some positive reviews upon its initial release, including for Burton's performance. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, and Burton won a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year.