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Marnie (1964)

PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 17 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.

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Winston Graham (from the novel by), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tippi Hedren ... Marnie Edgar Rutland (as 'Tippi' Hedren)
Martin Gabel ... Sidney Strutt
Sean Connery ... Mark Rutland
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
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Storyline

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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Only Alfred Hitchcock could have created so suspenseful a sex mystery! See more »


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Trivia

The six and a half carat blue-white flawless diamond ring that Mark (Sir Sean Connery) buys for Marnie (Tippi Hedren) cost $42,000, or approximately $350,000 in 2020 currency, when factored for inflation. In the week that Mark had returned with Marnie up until their marriage, he spends approximately $70,000, including the ring, or approximately $585,000 when factored for inflation. See more »

Goofs

The shadow of the boom mic falls on the wall of Marnie's mother's kitchen whilst she makes Jessie's pie. 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 feet five, 110 pounds, size 8 dress, blue eyes, black wavy hair, even features, good teeth.
[detectives unable to restrain laughter]
Sidney Strutt: Well what's so damn funny? There's been a grand larceny committed on these premises.
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Alternate Versions

Dialogue in the final scene reveals that Marnie's mother had given up her virginity at 15 to Marnie's father in exchange for a sweater. Just before the film's release the studio had second thoughts about this part, and Alfred Hitchcock agreed to cut the lines. But hundreds of prints had already been made, and rather than incur the cost of reprinting the final reel of each, the studio released them as they were, so there were two versions of the film from the outset. See more »

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Referenced in Telescope: A Talk with Hitchcock (1964) See more »

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What can I say? You shall watch this!
6 March 2000 | by ross_whatwentwrongSee all my reviews

I think this just about proves that Sean Connery is an excellent actor outside Bond. At the time when Marnie was released, it recieved bad reviews. Why is a mystery to me. This film has everything you want in a film, and it also possesses that remarkable interest and captivating nature that you associate with a Hitchcock film. Again, the performance of Tippi Hedren was excellent, despite her ongoing row with Mr Hitchcock. The story is both believable and suspending. Alfred Hitchcock is "The Master of Suspense".

If you are a Hitchcock fan or not, you must watch this. This proves to be one of the best of the Hitchcock Collection.

I award this film 10/10. I love it and so will you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie See more »

Filming Locations:

San Jose, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,095
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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