Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay: Jay Presson Allen based on the novel by Winston Graham
Stars: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Martin Gabel, Diane Baker, Alan Napier and Bruce Dern.
The Pitch: “Hey, Hitchcock wants to make ‘Marnie’!”
Tagline: On Marnie’s wedding night he discovered every secret about her . . . except one!
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
Wealthy businessman, Mark Rutledge (Connery) falls in love with a beautiful pathological liar and thief (Hendren) when she tries to steal from his company. Rather than turn her over to the police he decides to find the origin of her compulsions.
This film has all of Hitchcock’s flourishes but falls way short of his best for me.