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Marnie (1964)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 22 July 1964 (USA)
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Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them.



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Complete credited cast:
Marnie Edgar (as 'Tippi' Hedren)
Louise Latham ...
Bob Sweeney ...
Cousin Bob
Milton Selzer ...
Man at Track
First Detective
Edith Evanson ...
Rita - Cleaning Woman
Susan Clabon
S. John Launer ...
Sam Ward
Mrs. Turpin


Marnie Edgar is a habitual liar and a thief who gets jobs as a secretary and after a few months robs the firms in question, usually of several thousand dollars. When she gets a job at Rutland's, she also catches the eye of the handsome owner, Mark Rutland. He prevents her from stealing and running off, as is her usual pattern, but also forces her to marry him. Their honeymoon is a disaster and she cannot stand to have a man touch her and on their return home, Mark has a private detective look into her past. When he has the details of what happened in her childhood to make her what she is, he arranges a confrontation with her mother realizing that reliving the terrible events that occurred in her childhood and bringing out those repressed memories is the only way to save her. Written by garykmcd

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Thief... Liar... Cheat... she was all of these and he knew it! See more »


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Release Date:

22 July 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Marnie arrives in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 30, 1963 which can be determined by the copy of the Philadelphia Inquirer she is carrying as she exits 30th Street Station. This issue of the Inquirer, which was published four days after filming for the movie began on November 26, has the headline "Crash Kills 118" which refers to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Flight 831 from Montreal to Toronto, a DC-8-54CF which crashed at 6:33PM on November 29, 1963 about five minutes after takeoff from Dorval Airport killing all 111 passengers and 7 crew. The other headline starting "President Picks" refers to the establishment of the Warren Commission by President Johnson on November 29 to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas one week earlier on November 22. See more »


When Mark and Marnie arrive at Marnie's mother's house, Mark's shirt is soaking wet, but after Marnie has remembered her childhood, the shirt is completely dry. See more »


[first lines]
Sidney Strutt: Robbed! Cleaned out! $9,967! Precisely as I told you over the telephone. And that girl did it. Marion Holland. That's the girl. Marion Holland.
First Detective: Can you describe her Mr. Strutt?
Sidney Strutt: Certainly I can describe her: five-five, 110 pounds, size 8 dress, blue eyes, black wavy hair, even features, good teeth.
Sidney Strutt: [detectives unable to restrain laughter] Well what's so damn funny? There's been a grand larceny committed on these premises.
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"You're aching my leg, Marnie"
3 September 2004 | by (TCM's Basement) – See all my reviews

Add me to the group of viewers who like this film. Yes, it is long and heavy on dialog, but visually stunning, and Bernard Herrmann's music is rich and vibrant. The best score he has ever composed.

For me, I have favorite scenes in the movie, for example the opening shot of a woman carrying a yellow purse. From there we go to her hotel room and watch as she transforms herself into another person. Old clothes get discarded in a train locker and the key gently kicked down a grate. All of this is done with no words, but wonderful camera angles, and accompanied by a great musical score.

The office scene where Marnie waits in the women's room before robbing the safe. You only hear the voices of her co-workers saying good night for the weekend. Again, this entire scene is done visually, only this time with a split screen showing Marnie and the cleaning lady simultaneously, as if we are watching a play. Only when the shoe falls from her coat pocket do we know that the cleaning woman is hard of hearing and the scene is now concluded.

There are several vignettes such as these that make the movie interesting. Yes, the riding scenes are fake looking, and I think it was just a case where Alfred just didn't quite keep up with technology. But when you think of Marnie, this is the last, true Alfred Hitchcock movie we will ever see. From then on, we never again see a grand production with high production values as we have here.

Yes it has flaws, and the acting may not be up to par at times, but there are worthwhile aspects that make this movie a classic in the Hitchcock canon.

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