A beautiful, intelligent woman assumes a new identity, steals from her new employer, then moves on—another identity, another theft. She’s cool, calm, and clever until she’s caught by her latest boss, who blackmails her into marriage only to discover she has deeply rooted fears, including an aversion to men and sex. Now, truly in love with Marnie, he’s determined to discover the source of her psychological scars. One of Hitchcock’s last films, Marnie is perhaps one of his lesser known and least appreciated films. Some critics hailed it as a masterwork of psychological exploration and suspense, and others dubbed it a flop, citing the implausible storyline and pseudo-psychological analysis. Even the cinematic techniques (symbolic use of color, the weather, the rear screen projection) were either praised or belittled. Perhaps the jury verdict is still out or perhaps the final judgment comes from the master himself: “Even my failures make money and become classics a year after I make them.” Jeanne Creel
Tipi’s performance in Marnie was brilliant! And let’s face it, no matter what Sean Connery is in is good. I loved the story and how it was depicted. The color symbolism was a little over the top but it still left plenty of surprises in the final scene. This is my last film for this year. I loved it! I am so lucky to be able to go to this. If you’ve never been you must catch at least one show!