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Marnie -- Hitchcock creates a masterful psychological thriller about a compulsive liar and thief (Tippi Hedren), who winds up marrying the very man (Sean Connery) she attempts to rob.
Marnie -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Winston Graham (from the novel by)
Jay Presson Allen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 July 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Would his touch end Marnie's unnatural fears or start them again? See more »
Plot:
Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Unusual Hitchcock—where marriage is preferred over jail by a strong-willed woman See more (194 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tippi Hedren ... Marnie Edgar (as 'Tippi' Hedren)

Sean Connery ... Mark Rutland

Martin Gabel ... Sidney Strutt
Louise Latham ... Bernice Edgar

Diane Baker ... Lil Mainwaring

Alan Napier ... Mr. Rutland
Bob Sweeney ... Cousin Bob
Milton Selzer ... Man at Track
Henry Beckman ... First Detective
Edith Evanson ... Rita - Cleaning Woman

Mariette Hartley ... Susan Clabon

Bruce Dern ... Sailor
S. John Launer ... Sam Ward

Meg Wyllie ... Mrs. Turpin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alvin ... Hotel Chauffeur (uncredited)

Kimberly Beck ... Jessica 'Jessie' Cotton (uncredited)
Lillian Bronson ... Mrs. Maitland (uncredited)
Linden Chiles ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Rupert Crosse ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Harold Gould ... Mr. Garrett - Manager of Farm (uncredited)
John Hart ... Dr. Gilliat - Minister (uncredited)

Emmaline Henry ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Man Leaving Hotel Room (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Louise Lorimer ... Mrs. Strutt (uncredited)
Milton Parsons ... Bald Man (uncredited)

Carmen Phillips ... Sidney Strutt's Secretary (uncredited)

Melody Thomas Scott ... Young Marnie (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Man at Racetrack (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock 
 
Writing credits
Winston Graham (from the novel by)

Jay Presson Allen (screenplay)

Produced by
Alfred Hitchcock .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann (musical composition by)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Burks (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Tomasini 
 
Production Design by
Robert F. Boyle (production designed by) (as Robert Boyle)
 
Set Decoration by
George Milo 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Barron .... makeup
Virginia Darcy .... hair stylist
Robert Dawn .... makeup
Howard Smit .... makeup
 
Production Management
Hilton A. Green .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James H. Brown .... assistant director
Patricia Casey .... assistant director (uncredited)
Hilton A. Green .... assistant director (uncredited)
William Witney .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Harold Michelson .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
William Russell .... sound recordist
Waldon O. Watson .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... pictorial designer
 
Stunts
May Boss .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Leonard J. South .... camera operator (as Leonard South)
Bobby Greene .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... electrician (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor
Edith Head .... costume designer: Miss Hedren and Miss Baker
James Linn .... costumes: men's
Rita Riggs .... costumes: women's
 
Other crew
Peggy Robertson .... assistant: Mr. Hitchcock
Lois Thurman .... script supervisor
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
130 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Italy:VM14 | Norway:15 (TV rating) | Norway:16 (1964) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2012) | UK:15 (video rating) (1993) (2012) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #20710) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:PG (1984) | West Germany:16
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
English actress Rachel Roberts originally mentioned to play role of Marnie's mother, a part that went to Louise Latham.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Marnie asks for the gun to shoot her horse, the woman of the house says she'll get her husband's pistol. She returns, however, with a revolver. Technically, a revolver is not a pistol, because it does not have a fixed chamber, but it is often thought of as one.See more »
Quotes:
[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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25 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Unusual Hitchcock—where marriage is preferred over jail by a strong-willed woman, 1 April 2006
Author: Jugu Abraham (jugu_abraham@yahoo.co.uk) from Trivandrum, Kerala, India

This is not the stuff that director Hitchcock is usually attracted to. Hitchcock was scared of jails. In this film, the lead female character prefers to be bridled by marriage rather than jail. It is an intriguing choice for a character who had earlier stated to her husband "You don't love me. I am something you have caught. Some kind of wild animal you have trapped." Aware of this, the young lady who has so far fooled a lot of rich men and escaped the law, prefers marriage to jail. She is smart, a woman who embezzles her employers to buy rich gifts for her mother, aware of modesty in dress (keeps pulling her skirt over her knees) and a convincing liar. Like "Notorious," the marriage is one of convenience, or so it appears—the end of the film is open-ended.

For those who are not aware of it, Hitchcock fired the initial scriptwriter (a male), who honestly felt the rape of the wife by the husband was out character with male lead played by Sean Connery. The replaced scriptwriter (a lady) wrote the sequence which was used, in a suggestive way rather than a graphic way. Hitchcock loved to slip in sex even if it was out of character. Lesbianism is suggested by the husband's sister-in-law's remark "What a dish!" a remark one would associate from the opposite sex. (Hitchcock similarly played with homosexuality in "Rope"). A critical scene that could be mistaken for child molestation was probably an innocent gesture mistaken by the mother.

Hitchcock usually was attentive to visuals and sound. This is an unusual film where the director swings from one extreme of high sophistication to absolute stupidity. The opening shots of the woman walking away with the yellow handbag are stunning. The silent "cleaning" of the office safe, while a deaf woman cleans the office is simply outstanding. Yet the crass painting of a dock near Marnie's mother's house would make a school kid laugh out loud. Why would a woman who is scared of red wear red lipstick or not react when her husband's sister-in-law wears red at a party? Similarly, the shot of Marnie's hand not being able to pick up the money in the safe is an unconvincing shot, if ever there was one.

The film can be appreciated and be equally dismissed. The acting by all the main characters was good but Louise Latham performance (and make up!) needs to be singled out for praise. Kubrick seems to have copied Hitchcock's Marie's voice differentiation in the young child's voice in "The Shining." I am not surprised if people swing from liking the film to dismissing it and back again. It has great elements and bad elements as well—yet the bottom line is, it entertains!

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