Marnie

Marnie

Alfred Hitchcock (1964)

130min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Rumours abounded that Grace Kelly would be making a comeback before this adaptation of Winston Graham's novel went into production. Her icy aloofness would have been perfect for the tale of kleptomania, frigidity, fetishism and suppressed anxiety. Tippi Hedren was considered no substitute by contemporary critics, who, spoiled by Psycho and The Birds, gave the picture something of a lashing. Calmer reflection has established this as one of Hitchcock's more fascinating "misfires". The conspicuously artificial set design and back projection may not suit all tastes, but watch for Robert Burks's suave colour photography and the mental duel between a man turned on by crime (a restrained Sean Connery) and a woman who steals to forget.

Summary

A compulsive liar and habitual thief is caught stealing from her boss's safe. He blackmails her into marriage in return for his silence, but discovers she is far more disturbed than he realised and hires a private eye to delve into her past and uncover the cause of her psychological problems. Alfred Hitchcock's thriller, starring Sean Connery, Tippi Hedren, Martin Gabel, Bruce Dern and Diane Baker.

Cast & Crew

Marnie Edgar Tippi Hedren
Mark Rutland Sean Connery
Lil Mainwaring Diane Baker
Sidney Strutt Martin Gabel
Bernice Edgar Louise Latham
Cousin Bob Bob Sweeney
Man at the track Milton Selzer
Mr Rutland Alan Napier
First detective Henry Beckman
Rita Edith Evanson
Susan Clabon Mariette Hartley
Sailor Bruce Dern
Sam Ward S John Launer
Mrs Turpin Meg Wyllie
Director Alfred Hitchcock
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama