DVD - 2006
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A compulsive thief attempting to rob her boss ends up marrying him and he tries to help her confront and overcome her many psychological problems.
Audience: OFRB rating: PG
Publisher: Universal City : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2006.
ISBN: 9781417058877
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Marni
Characteristics: 1 videodisc : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Language Note: In English dubbed in French.
Closed captioned for the hearing inpaired.


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Sep 27, 2019

Released back in 1964 (just one year after "The Birds"), "Marnie", a psychologically crass and somewhat messy thriller, would mark the last time that a blond would have a central role in a Hitchcock film.

Marnie's seemingly complex (but really very shallow) story contains such characteristically obsessive themes as unnatural fears (this time of thunderstorms and the color red). As well, sexual frigidity, repressed memories, a gross mistrust of all men, and kleptomania, are all thrown into the mix for good measure.

The reason behind the title character's totally screwed-up behavior is soon revealed right after she meets, and then marries (on yet another senseless whim) Mark Rutland played by a very virile-looking Sean Connery.

All-in-all - Hitchcock's "Marnie" was not at all a pleasant movie-experience.

Jun 21, 2017

Viewing the movie again after a break of 43 years, I know now why it upset me so much back in the early '60's. I learned, by watching the Extras section, that Hitchcock insisted on including the honeymoon rape scene between the husband and the clearly emotionally damaged wife. Hitchcock was never known to respect or like women. He obviously didn't "get" what was wrong about that scene in the context of the plot. The writer who refused to include the scene DID get it, but was fired immediately by Hitchcock.

ebarteldes Apr 18, 2015

Connery was still finding his voice back then - he had just come out of Dr. No and had become a star even before Goldfinger, the Bond movie that became - if you forgive the pun - the gold standard of 007 movies. Tippi Hendren shows her distress clearly, and that mars her performance. Having said that, it is one of the most enjoyable Hitchcock movies of that time.

Mar 10, 2015

This is a 1964 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Winston Graham.
Although the special effects with matte paintings and back projection look cheap and unconvincing, it is a profoundly suspensful and fascinating film.
But you need a lot of suspension of disbelief.
First of all, nobody would want to marry such a compulsive liar and thief as Marnie.
Maybe you would, but I won't.

wolf7 Jul 26, 2014

During his lengthy career, Hitchcock directed very few turkeys. This is one of them.

May 31, 2014

"Marnie" is (without question) one of director Alfred Hitchcock's most overlooked (watch it to see why) and, perhaps, cheesiest films of his career.

And - Is "Marnie" one of Hitchcock's masterpieces? No, not on your life, it isn't!

And, with that said - Let's face it - In the years that subsequently followed the release of "Marnie", Hitchcock's films would begin to noticeably deteriorate in both quality and style as "The Master of Suspense" gradually lost his firm grip on a craft that once so rightfully awarded him as being recognized as one of movie-history's greatest film-directors of all-time.

PinkMagnolia Apr 01, 2014

I'm giving it a rating of 2 1/2 stars just for Sean Connery. For his acting and for being in the prime of his appearance, pre-toup. (So shallow, I know). If you watch "The Girl", based on Tippi Hedren's relationship with Alfred Hitchcock, apparently Alfred told Sean Connery that he would trade it all (notoriety and money) and give anything, if he could be as handsome (as he WAS). No kidding!!!

Apr 06, 2013

It kills me to put down anything from Hitchcock, but there's no getting around it with this debacle. The story is absurd. Sean Connery plays a handsome, filthy rich c.e.o. who has it all, and can have whatever or whomever he wants. Even his dead wife's sister was drooling all over him. He opts for Marnie. Granted, Tippi Hedren was a hottie. A hottie with HUGE baggage. First and foremost, she's a kleptomaniac. Secondly, she's a misandristic iceberg. A whackjob who steals his money and is repulsed by his advances. Minor issues the "old boy" figures he can "fix" through psycho-analyzation. Are you for real? Give me a break, "old boy". Marnie should've been committed or incarcerated. Period. Connery's infatuation with that doorknob was completely implausible and totally preposterous. On a positive note, Bernard Herrmann's score was excellent.

Dec 26, 2011

A Hitchcock classic that keeps you guessing (despite various clues) until very close to the end about what is driving Hedren's character.

Apr 23, 2011

This is a classic Hitchcock film.


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Apr 06, 2013

Marnie Edgar (to Mark Rutland): "You Freud... me Jane?"

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