Olivia de Havilland 101 Film Lecture Series: The Dark Mirror & My Cousin Rachel

Wednesday, November 15
Location: Salem Family Auditorium
Pre-film commentary by Librarian Doug Swiszcz

The Dark Mirror at 10:30 am
Not Rated (1946) 85 minutes Black & white

Terry and Ruth are identical twin sisters (both played by de Havilland), one of whom is accused of having murdered a man. The problem is that only the sisters know which one is the culprit. Thomas Mitchell, as a stymied detective, and Lew Ayres, as a doctor who specializes in the psychology of twins, both try to shine a light on the dark mirror at the center of this mystery.


My Cousin Rachel at 1:30 pm
Not Rated (1952) 98 minutes Black & White  

In 19th century England, a man (Richard Burton) plots revenge against the woman (de Havilland) he believes poisoned his cousin. When he meets her, however, he is taken in by her captivating charm and beauty. Is she a conniving black widow, or a misunderstood victim of circumstance? Based on a Daphne Du Maurier novel.

Free and open to all.