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- 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:
- THE TROUBLE WITH MARNIE
- THE MARNIE ARCHIVES
- Production Notes
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Tippi Hedren & Sean Connery|
|Performer:||Diane Baker, Bruce Dern, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham, Bob Sweeney & Milton Selzer|
|Directed by||Alfred Hitchcock|
|Edited by||George Tomasini|
|Screenwriting by||Jay Presson Allen|
|Composition by||Bernard Herrmann|
|Produced by||Alfred Hitchcock|
|Director of Photography:||Robert Burks|
Rating: 4/5 -- Hitchcock was criticised for bring shallow psychology into the film (Hedren's character is afraid of the colour red) but some of their exchanges - the film was based on a novel by Winston Graham - are sharp and droll. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
It's still thrilling to watch, lush, cool and oddly moving. Full Review
Rating: B+ -- Unfortunately, Marnie was released right after the masterpiece The Birds and comparisons were inevitable, but there's so much to admire about this work, textually, dramatically, visually. Full Review
Strange, richly told tale, full of echoes of Hitchcock themes. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Marnie is the character study of a thief and a liar, but what makes her tick remains clouded even after a climax reckoned to be shocking but somewhat missing its point. Full Review
A worthwhile watch for anyone who's ever enjoyed Hitchcock, but by comparison with his better known stuff it's an example style overtaking substance. Full Review
Psychologically resonant, visually transcendent ... Full Review
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.
Family Interaction | Mystery | Romance | Suspense | Thriller | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Essential Cinema
- 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.
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