This was the first of three Daphne Du MaurierDaphne Du Maurier tales that Alfred Hitchcock made into movies. The other two were Rebecca and The Birds.
Was reportedly one of Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock's most unhappy directing jobs. He felt caught between Charles LaughtonCharles Laughton and Laughton's business partners. Later, he said that he did not so much direct the film as referee it.