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Marnie

  • Drama
  • 1964
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • 130 mins
  • 15

Summary

Psychological drama starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery. Marnie Edgar is beautiful, clever and an expert thief. Her crimes and her hatred of men are the result of a deep-rooted neurosis, which Mark Rutland, a wealthy publisher, is determined to unravel. Discovering her criminal activities, he forces her into a loveless marriage and sets about investigating her mysterious past.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Marnie EdgarTippi Hedren
Mark RutlandSean Connery
Lil MainwaringDiane Baker
Sidney StruttMartin Gabel
Bernice EdgarLouise Latham
Cousin BobBob Sweeney
Man at the trackMilton Selzer
Mr RutlandAlan Napier
First detectiveHenry Beckman
RitaEdith Evanson
Susan ClabonMariette Hartley
SailorBruce Dern
Sam WardS John Launer
Mrs TurpinMeg Wyllie

Crew

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DirectorAlfred Hitchcock

Details

Guidance
Contains violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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