Saturday, June 30, 2012


Released Date: July 22, 1964
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham, and Bob Sweeney

     Alfred Hitchcock had always wanted Grace Kelly to do a great come back after becoming Princess of Monaco. This film was one of the movies he had wanted her come back movie to be. He believed that Tippi Hedren looked a lot like Grace Kelly, and even though he was rejected by Miss Hedren, he decided that she would be great for the part. Tippi Hendren made it known that during this movie is when her and Hitchcock ended their friendship, even though during The Birds he made it known to Tippi that he would ruin her movie career since she denied him, simply her. This is composer Bernard Hermann's last score for Hitchcock. Hermann always did an amazing job with Hitchcock.

     Marnie Edgar (Tippi Hedren) is a daughter. She does not know her father and had a difficult childhood. She, as an adult owns five different drivers license. Marnie jumps from job to job, she leaves a job because she ends her careers by pulling jobs. She steals money from her bosses and then switches jobs within the week. And ends up stealing money again. We follow her to Rutland's. A very well to do company. The big boss, Mark Rutland (Sean Connery) wants to help his new employer. He is aware of her problem and wants to save her from getting into big trouble. She could go to jail, but when he decides that marriage would be ideal for her, we see what her childhood brought to her adult in terms of fears. She is afraid of the color red, and is afraid of men. Mark Rutland saves Marnie from her fears and also her criminal ways.

     This is not one of Alfred Hitchcock's greater known movies, but I do enjoy it. The movie is based around horses too, which is a huge love of mine. I enjoy animals of all types. Alfred Hitchcock is simply, The Man. He knows how to keep his audience to their toes. 

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