Marnie | 1964    

Updated April 2, 2021

Summary & Info

Marnie
A woman (Tippi Hedren) makes a habit of getting hired, stealing money from the company safe, and fleeing. After her last theft, her boss (Sean Connery) blackmails her into marrying him, realizes she suffers from nightmares and the color red can trigger extreme reactions, and resolves to uncover her childhood secrets. Cast: Louise Latham and Martin Gabel. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [2:11 – PG]

Dueling Critics

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“Universally despised on its first release, Marnie (1964) remains one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest and darkest achievements…Hitchcock employs powerful masses, blank colors, and studiously unreal, spatially distorted settings. Theme and technique meet on the highest level of film art.”
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“All winning runs must come to an end sooner or later, and after making four bona-fide classics in a row (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho and The Birds) Alfred Hitchcock finally struck out with his psychological thriller…Hitchcock demonstrated that he hadn’t lost his touch even though this movie comes nowhere near his best.”

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Marnie | 1964

    

Updated April 2, 2021

Critical Consensus

Dueling Critics

thumbs-up“Universally despised on its first release, Marnie (1964) remains one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest and darkest achievements…Hitchcock employs powerful masses, blank colors, and studiously unreal, spatially distorted settings. Theme and technique meet on the highest level of film art.”
thumbs-up“All winning runs must come to an end sooner or later, and after making four bona-fide classics in a row (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho and The Birds) Alfred Hitchcock finally struck out with his psychological thriller…Hitchcock demonstrated that he hadn’t lost his touch even though this movie comes nowhere near his best.”

Summary & Info

Marnie
A woman (Tippi Hedren) makes a habit of getting hired, stealing money from the company safe, and fleeing. After her last theft, her boss (Sean Connery) blackmails her into marrying him, realizes she suffers from nightmares and the color red can trigger extreme reactions, and resolves to uncover her childhood secrets. Cast: Louise Latham and Martin Gabel. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [2:11 – PG]

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