- Includes Theatrical Trailer
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 7, 2006
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Universal Studios
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen
Dual - Single Sided
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - French
- Subtitles - English (SDH)
Additional Release Material:
Trailer - Theatrical Trailer
- THE TROUBLE WITH MARNIE
- THE MARNIE ARCHIVES
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
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. When a terrible accident pushes her over the edge, her husband struggles to help her face her demons as the plot races to an inescapable conclusion.
In terms of psychological power and innovative visual techniques, MARNIE ranks alongside VERTIGO and PSYCHO as one of Alfred Hitchcock's most exceptional films, though it is less well known than these classics. This thriller, based on a best-selling novel by Wilson Graham, revolves around a pathological liar and compulsive thief (Tippi Hedren) who is befriended by her latest victim, Mark Rutland (Sean Connery). The core of the story concerns a wealthy man who marries a beautiful woman who steals from his business. Despite his sincere love, dashing looks, and wealth, some deep-seated neurosis makes her emotionally inaccessible, causing him to search her past for an explanation. This is Connery's American film debut, and he portrays his character's fascination with Marnie with a conviction that allows the psychological turmoil of the young woman to emerge. Hedren's performance as the deeply conflicted and emotionally scarred woman walks the fine line favored by Hitchcock, balanced between an icy sexuality and emotional fragility. The director wants to show the audience Marnie's world and fears, so he uses a range of innovative visual techniques--including awkward rear projections, flashes of color, and a menacing atmosphere of storms--to convey her troubled state of mind. MARNIE is one of Hitchcock's most underrated and underappreciated films.
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Theatrical Release |
- Hitchcock cameo: Five minutes into the film, Hitchcock can be seen entering a hotel corridor after Tippi Hedren has passed by.
- The flash of color used in Marnie is a technique Hitchcock had experimented with as early as his 1935 film, SECRET AGENT.
- Tippi Hedren's part was originally offered to Grace Kelly, who had retired from acting to become the princess of Monaco. Hedren had been introduced in Alfred Hitchcock's previous film, THE BIRDS.