My Cousin Rachel (1952) - Rotten Tomatoes

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My Cousin Rachel (1952)




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Olivia DeHavilland and Richard Burton star in this adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's gothic novel. DeHavilland is the widow of a Cornish man of property who died in suspicious circumstances. Burton is the dead man's cousin, who in probing his relative's demise immediately suspects DeHavilland.

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Olivia de Havilland
as Rachel Sangalletti Ashley
Richard Burton
as Philip Ashley
Audrey Dalton
as Louise Kendall
Ronald Squire
as Nicholas 'Nick' Kendall
George Dolenz
as Rainaldi, Rachel's Lawyer
John Sutton
as Ambrose Ashley
Tudor Owen
as Seecombe
J.M. Kerrigan
as Rev. Pascoe
Margaret Brewster
as Mrs. Pascoe
Alma Lawton
as Mary Pascoe
Ola Lorraine
as Pascoe Child
Kathleen Mason
as Pascoe Child
Earl Robie
as Philip at Age 5
Mario Siletti
as Caretaker
Lumsden Hare
as Tamblyn
Victor Wood
as Foreman
George Plues
as Coachman
Nicholas Koster
as Philip at Age 10
Robin Camp
as Philip at Age 15
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Critic Reviews for My Cousin Rachel

All Critics (5)

Today, it's mainly remembered for nabbing Richard Burton a ridiculous Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor -- ridiculous not because he's bad in the film, but ridiculous because he's the lead actor and appears in almost every scene in the picture.

September 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The picture happens to be a mystery, but because it is tied to the wispy conventions of romantic fiction, it never gets on the road.

September 15, 2021 | Full Review…

...a delicious romantic melodrama ruthlessly dissecting the fragility of the male ego that's remembered less for its own merit than the notedness of its cast and crew.

June 2, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Overwrought melodrama."

April 15, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Richard Burton received his first Oscar nomination for his American debut in this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's gothic novel, co-starring Olivia de Havilland.

June 17, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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